Selmer 1960 Hofner and Futurama catalogue, page 18. Details of the acoustic version of the Hofner Committee. Like the Golden Hofner on the previous page, the acoustic Committee was a very fine large body guitar, in all ways (with the obvious exception of the controls) identical to its electric equivalent, on page 4. The body, though 1/2" smaller than the Golden Hofner, was still 17 1/2" across at the lower bout, and the headstock had the same 'magnificent' frondose silhouette, with mother-of-pearl inlays. The Committee had been around since at least 1954 but the new (as of 1960) Slenda-nek with adjustable truss rod was available for the first time in 1960.
The construction consisted of a (according to this catalogue page) carved pine top (though actually spruce) with maple back and sides, a maple/mahogany five-piece neck, and rosewood inlaid fingerboard.
The acoustic version was 15gns. cheaper (UK pricing) than the electric model (blonde finish: 50gns. vs 65 gns.; brunette : 48gns. vs 63 gns.)
As is the case with the Golden Hofner, the acoustic version is not available as a thinline, just as a 3" deep full body.
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