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

RARE 1963 Hofner Deluxe 175 Red & Gold Vinyl Electric Guitar

PACOIMA, CALIFORNIA, 91331, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

RARE 1963 Hofner Deluxe 175 Red & Gold Vinyl Electric Guitar w / OHSC. Condition is Used, has sign of heavy use, please check pictures of condition before bidding. What you see in the pictures is what you get no extra hardware. Needs some love and will look great. Very rare guitar. Shipped with USPS Parcel Select Ground.... more

1967 Hofner Beatle Bass 500 / 1 Sunburst, Made in Germany, Get your Paul vibe on!

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 92618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1995

VINTAGEGUITARBUYERS COM * 888-GUITAR8 * WE BUY GUITARS Questions? Contact Us, We Can Help! 100% Positive Feedback on ITEM DESCRIPTION: Year: 1967 Make: Hofner Model: Beatle Bass 500 / 1 Finish: Original Sunburst Serial #: Cosmetic Condition: Very Good Neck: Maple neck with rosewood fretboard Body: Maple Pickups: Original Playability / Sound: Sounds and plays great. Weight: TBD Case: Non Original Soft Notes: German Made ITEM CONDITION: Cosmetic Condition: Very Good SHOP OUR EBAY CATEGORIES ... more

HOFNER 335 STYLE GUITAR, 1960'S, MADE IN GERMANY, CLEAN

TRENTON, NEW JERSEY, 08618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

This is a Hofner 335 style guitar made in Germany in the 1960's. Plays and sounds great. Stamped "2465" on the back of the headstock. Spruce top with a laminate flame maple back. Neck straight. Fingerboard and frets good. One tuner shaft bent, but works fine. Will ship in some type of gig bag, or SSC for protection purposes. Thanks for looking and best of luck!... more

Hofner 459 TZ Beatle Violin Guitar Sunburst with Built in Fuzz Treble-Mid 1960's

MEDFORD, NEW YORK, 11763, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2999

A very Rare Hofner Beatle Violin Guitar - Model 459-TZ with built in Fuzz and Treble. Hard shell case- includedOperates with 9-volt. Figured Maple back and sides. Pearl inlaid ebony neck and headstock. Incredible condition. Stamped headstock "Made in Western Germany " . Probably one of the best out there. Not many of these made Plays terrific and sounds great. Pickups don't buzz. 3 way Pickup switch works Very little wear. I got this guitar in the early 70's. Didn't play it much. Spent most of ... more

hofner 500 / 1 Beatle bass 1969

BROOKFIELD, CONNECTICUT, 06804, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2299

vintage 1969 Hofner Beatle bass in great condition everything works as it should .ships with case... more

Just reduced Hofner Congress 1959 acoustic guitar in near mint condition

CANTERBURY, CT13HQ, UNITED KINGDOM

£495

For sale is my Hofner 1959 Congress. The guitar has been professionally set up by a genius luther with the best playable action possible and with the finest suitable strings. The tone is fabulous, the condition and finish superb and I doubt whether there is better out there outside of an archive. The guitar comes with its original case. This a tremendous instrument equally suited to a working musician or as a collector's piece. Collection only as the risk of damage I don't want to risk.... more

1967 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass Sunburst

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10002, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2199

Vintage original circa 1967 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass. Excellent condition with superb playability and tone. Neck is straight and plays great all the way up and down. Original pickups have that classic thumpy tone. Bass sounds amazing like old Beatles records. Comes with original case, thought the handle is busted. Buyer pays $75 shipping in the USA, $125 to Hawaii or Alaska, $250 International, $300 to Australia. Pay Pal Accepted. International Buyers ? Please Note: Import duties, taxes, and ... more

Hofner 500 / 1 V63 Reissue Made in Germany w / OHSC

AYER, MASSACHUSETTS, 01432, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1350

This German made Hofner comes with the original form fitted hardshell case, as well as the original strap, case candy, etc. Bought in 2007 and virtually unplayed. Has some small scratches on part of the binding, by the input jack, and on top of the headstock (see photos). Otherwise this bass is mint. Zero fretwear. This bass has been professionally gone over and is 100% ready to play Weights about 5lbs !!Free Shipping!!... more

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