Selmer 1960 Hofner and Futurama catalogue. Page 7. Details of the Hofner Club 60 guitar. The Hofner Club series had been around since 1957, and although borrowing the styling of the all-solid Gibson Les Paul, was actually a hollow-body, albeit without f-holes or the larger body size of most other Hofners. With its laminate spruce top, and maple back and sides, it was actually quite similar to the larger, more-obviously hollow instruments Hofner was famous for.
There were three models, the Club 60, shown here, and the slightly less ornate Club 40 (one pickup) and Club 50 (two pickups) shown on page 8 of this catalogue.
The difference between the Club 60 and the Club 50 (in 1960 at any rate, specifications changed over time) was primarily in ornamentation: an ebony fingerboard, elaborate neck marker inlays and body binding.
From 1960 all of these models were upgraded with the new Hofner features listed on page 2 of this catalogue: adjustable truss rod, "slenda-nek" and "Super Response" toaster pickups.
Available in blonde or brunette finishes at 42 gns. and 40 gns. respectively. The small body size meant an acoustic version of the club series was not possible.
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