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

tolle vintage Höfner 5170 Gitarre 3 / 4 Klassikgitarre guitarra Germany 1980

HEROLDSBERG, 90562, GERMANY

€175

eBay auction template BILDER UNTER DER BESCHREIBUNG gute vintage Höfner Modell 5170 Klassikgitarre hergestellt in Deutschland Ende der 1970er / Anfang der 1980er Jahren - ca 96, 5cm Gesamtlänge, Mensur 62cm, 3 / 4 Größe - Fichtendecke mit checkerboard Rand und binding, auch um die Klangöffnung, mit Höfner decal - toll geflammter Korpus, Unterbug 35, 7cm, Taille 23, 4cm, Oberbug 27cm, Zargenhöhe 8, 7cm - 9, 3cm - gerader Mahagoni Hals, schöner spanischer headstock, gutes Griffbrett mit ... more

VINTAGE 1960's HOFNER GUITAR or BASS TUNER EKO EGMOND FRAMUS

PLANO, TEXAS, 75093, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $91

ORIGINAL 1960's HOFNER GUITAR or BASS TUNER . STAMPED STEEL BASE PLATE, STAINLESS METAL ROUND BUTTON, FLAT HEAD GEAR SCREW. TURNS NICELY, NOT BENT, ORIGINAL VINTAGE PATINA AS SHOWN . MAY FIT OTHER BRANDS OF THE SAME ERA: EGMOND, EKO, FRAMUS .THANKS FOR LOOKING!... more

Vintage 1960 Hofner President Jazz Archtop Guitar in Natural Blonde

HIGHBURY, SA, 5089, AUSTRALIA

£994

On offer today is a beautiful Hofner President semi-acoustic guitar in Natural Blonde finish. The Hofner luthiers stamped the underneath of the sound board during construction and as you can see per the photos this fine instrument looks to have a date mark of 4 Mai 1960. Overall, this instrument is in Exceptional, all original and all working condition…. especially when you consider that it is approaching it’s 60th birthday! There are just a couple of small blemishes below the tortoise shell... more

Hofner Travel Guitar W / case

BOULDER, COLORADO, 80303, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$125

This little shredder needs a new home! I just upgraded to a new synth and am liquidating my studio Don’t miss out on this little gem (mint condition) for a used price!... more

Hofner Verythin Guitar 1965 Concrete Used

OSAKA JAPAN, JAPAN

$2284

Winter Sale Comes here ! We will give new D'Addario strings for free to All Purchasers!! And We adjust the instrument to best condition before shipping. (Normally $45 service is free) Please suggest me your Best Offer by using the !! Hofner Verythin Guitar 1965 Concrete Used Color: Red Overall this is in very good condition. Several minor scratch / mark can be seen. Fret shows 70-80% remains. Neck condition is also good. Production year: 1965 BodyType: Semi-hollow Accessories: Warranty ... more

1975 Hofner Fiddle Bass

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, K2P0M9, CANADA

£1741

A classic bass in absolutely pristine condition. Seriously doubt another could be found in this condition.... more

Hofner Vintage 12 String Guitar

ALCESTER, B49, UNITED KINGDOM

£145

Selling my Vintage 12 String Hofner. I’ve owned this guitar for 25 years and it’s had very little if any use if I’m honest over those years. I have had the guitar looked over previously by my local luthier who said what a fantastic piece of work the Guitar was. I’d took it as the scratch plate has become “bobbly” over the years. He said, “does it bother you?”. I stopped and thought about it and I figured I didn’t care. I wanted it to be original - warts and all. Changing it is ... more

Extremely Rare ROXY Hofner Guitar 1964 Hamburg-Wandsbek West Germany

MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION

$850

Same ROXY Hofner guitar Gram Parsons owned was listed on Reverb for $ 15 000 last year Roxy was a drum manufacturer in West Germany in 60's. They used Hofner 161 design and Hofner electronics for making Roxy guitars This guitar have semi-hollow body. Overall weight is only 4 4 lbs (2 0 kg) 24 1 / 3 inch scale ( ~ 618 mm). Diamond Hofner pickup is hot and electronics works perfect Pot code 414 - 41th week of 1964. ALL THE PARTS ARE ORIGINAL except strap buttons. I have two original plastic ... more

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