The Hofner Committee was a really fine electric acoustic guitar produced by Hofner, and distributed in great Britain and tthe Commonwealth by Selmer UK. It was designed, with input from a "committee of Britain's top six guitarists", hence the name. It was introduced as an archtop acoustic in 1954, with an electric model following in 1956.
The Committee is a stunning guitar, with early models easily identifiable by it's ornate frondose headstock that only appears on this model, and the (relatively uncommon) Golden Hofner. This was a large bodied archtop, with a width of 17 1/2", and a carved spruce top; though electric models (only) transitioned to a larger body (18" wide) with a laminate top through 1963. At this point the headstock also took on a more conventional shape.
Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1968 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Hofner advertisements
Hofner Committee - Hofner is Not the Best Guitar in the World But it is By Far the Best in its Class (1968)
UK magazine advertisement. Not the most expected of advertising claims - but this Hofner guitar advertisement was placed by Selmer, the UK Hofner distributor, who also sold guitars made by Gibson, ...