Hofner Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage advertisements; 4 adverts covering a period of 8 years, from 1966 to 1974. Click the images to have a closer look.

Hofner Verithin - Hofner Have Done The Impossible

Hofner Have Done The Impossible
Hofner Verithin - 1966

Hofner 500/1 - Hofner The World

Hofner The World's Most Popular Guitars!
Hofner 500/1 - 1967

Hofner President - Hofner is Not the Best Guitar in the World But it is By Far the Best in its Class

Hofner is Not the Best Guitar in the World But it is By Far the Best in its Class
Hofner President - 1968

Hofner G500/1 - When we asked Alice Cooper

When we asked Alice Cooper's Dennis Dunaway why he plays a Hofner bass, this is what he said:
Hofner G500/1 - 1974


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Hofner guitars for sale

VINTAGE 1969 HOFNER GUITAR KNOB VOLUME CONTROL WITCH HAT 1970 1971

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$95

ORIGINAL LATE 60'S HOFNER GUITAR KNOB . WHITE CONSTRUCTION WITH SILVER REFLECTOR CAP, BLACK LETTERING AND NUMBERS ARE STILL CRISP, SLOT HEAD SET SCREW MOUNT, FITS 15 / 64" SOLID SHAFT(6MM). SUPER CONDITION, LIGHT VINTAGE PATINA, NO CHIPS OR CRACKS, MADE IN GERMANY BY PEKALIT . THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

VINTAGE 1969 HOFNER GUITAR KNOB TONE CONTROL WITCH HAT 1970 1971

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$95

ORIGINAL LATE 60'S HOFNER GUITAR KNOB . WHITE CONSTRUCTION WITH SILVER REFLECTOR CAP, BLACK LETTERING AND NUMBERS ARE STILL CRISP, SLOT HEAD SET SCREW MOUNT, FITS 15 / 64" SOLID SHAFT(6MM). SUPER CONDITION, LIGHT VINTAGE PATINA, NO CHIPS OR CRACKS, MADE IN GERMANY BY PEKALIT . THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

VINTAGE 1969 HOFNER 12 STRING ACOUSTIC & ELECTRIC GUITAR NECK GERMANY MODEL 490

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$239

NORMAL LIGHT WEAR WITH SMALL CHIPS-DINGS -SCRATCHES, NECK IS STRAIGHT, FRETS HAVE NORMAL LIGHT WEAR, , TRUSS WORKS FINE. NUT SHELF WIDTH IS 1 13 / 16 " , NICE ROUNDED C PROFILE, 18 FRET SLAB ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD, 25 5" SCALE LENGTH, ORIGINAL FINISH, ORIGINAL LOGOS, NO CRACKS OR STRUCTURAL ISSUES, NICE NECK FOR YOUR GERMAN HOFNER PROJECT USA SHIPPING ONLY .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

VINTAGE 1969 HOFNER ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GUITAR PICKUP POTS HARNESS GERMANY 1970

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $390

ORIGINAL 1969-70 GERMAN HOFNER ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC GUITAR SOUNDHOLE PICKUP ASSEMBLY .NORMAL LIGHT WEAR WITH LIGHT VINTAGE PATINA, ALL WORKS, READY TO DROP IN, INCLUDES TWO MOUNTING SCREWS AS SHOWN .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

VINTAGE 1969 HOFNER 12 STRING GUITAR NUT FOR NECK GERMANY MODEL 490 1970

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $91

NORMAL LIGHT WEAR WITH VINTAGE PATINA, STRING GROOVES ARE ORIGINAL SIZE, NOT OVERSIZED, INCLUDES ORIGINAL MOUNTING SCREWS .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

60es VINTAGE HOFNER Electric Guitar USED

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11235, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$699

Hi .- this is 60es VINTAGE Original and Authentic HOFNER Electric guitar with 4 digit serial number, it is in very GOOD condition, the neck is straight and truss rode works , pickups , electronics, tuners are working fine too. possible cleaning on switches and pots) .Thank You Returns are accepted, but You must understand that first time shipping fee will be spent for delivery this item to You So - if You change You're mined and want to return - You will pay for shipping 2 times for 2 ways and... more

60s Hofner CLUB bass guitar vintage used

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11224, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1999

Hi This is very nice 60s HOFNER CLUB BASS ,one of the first production of hollow body's .The BASS is 0 AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL HOFNER product with 0 AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL hardware, electronics, tuners and pickups on it IN VERY GOOD CONDITION .It has strait neck, HI auction and classic 60ES "Beatles'' sound ( POSIBLE NEED SOME CLEANING AND STRINGS AUCTION ADJUSMENT !) His is real vintage instrument and You mast be ready for any adjustments WITHOUT any COMPLAINCE !!Thank You and good luck ... more

Vintage 1960's German Hofner Electric Guitar & Case Rare Estate

WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS, 62896, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

This is aHofnerVinylCoveredElectricGuitarand Matching CaseModel 172This Guitar is functionalhas great sound This instrument is in excellent conditionand This is how it will arrive at your home measurements are:it is thirty nine and one half inches longby thirteen inches wideand it is a super thin one inch thick with the bridge and Vibrato bringing it up to about three inches front to backcontrol knobs and tuning keysare in excellent condition Case has keys. this Guitar is in excellent condition ... more

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