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Hofner Guitar / Amp Advertisements, 1950s-1980s

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Vintage Hofner advertisements; 5 adverts covering a period of 13 years, from 1961 to 1974. Click the images to have a closer look.

Hofner Colorama - 8 out of 10 players select solids from this range

8 out of 10 players select solids from this range
Hofner Colorama - 1961

Hofner Verithin - Hofner Have Done The Impossible

Hofner Have Done The Impossible
Hofner Verithin - 1966

Hofner Verithin - Hofner The World

Hofner The World's Most Popular Guitars!
Hofner Verithin - 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

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine

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.

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~ 1965 Hofner Model 173 Solid body Electric White Vinyl

~ 1965 Hofner Model 173 Solid body Electric White Vinyl

New York, 100**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1795

Vinage original circa 1965 Hofner Model 173 in original White Vinyl
Nice and clean and all original
Original electronics are working great, pickups sound super warm and organic. All three pickups fully functional and sounding great
Neck is straight and playing well all the way up and down. Just set up at our shop so it's playing great
A nice and clean example for the player and collector alike
Comes with chipboard case
Guitar is exactly as pictured.
Buyer pays ... more
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~ 1965 Hofner Galaxie 176 Sunburst w Original Funky Cool Gig Bag

~ 1965 Hofner Galaxie 176 Sunburst w Original Funky Cool Gig Bag

New York, 100**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1599

Vintage original circa 1965 Honer Galaxie 176 solidbody electric
A very clean example with a good neck, excellent action and superb playability and tone
Neck is straight and plays with a good action and no buzz or issues
Original Hofner pickups sound incredible. Super warm and organic. All electronics fully functional and working great
Guitar comes with super cool original gig bag as pictured
Guitar is exactly as pictured.
Buyer pays $125 shipping in the USA, $150 to... more
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Hofner Red Rose Semi-Hollow Electric - Black Germany

Hofner Red Rose Semi-Hollow Electric - Black Germany

Huntington, Indiana, 467**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2500

For sale is a Hofner Red Rose Semi-Hollow Electric - Black Germany in Very Good Condition!
This rare beauty is another vintage work of art by Hofner! With inlaid Roses on the front of the face of the guitar, this one really stands out!
Case: Gig BagScale Length: 25 25??Nut Width: 1 765??Frets Remaining: 8 5 / 10Action at 12F (1st): 6 / 64??Action at 12F (6th): 6 / 64??Weight: 6lbs 15ozOverall Condition: 7 8 / 10
the action can be lowered by shimming the neck a little bit.... more
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1957 Hofner model 127 Club 50 a killer John Lennon "Beatle" guitar very clean !

1957 Hofner model 127 Club 50 a killer John Lennon "Beatle" guitar very clean !

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3495

This super rare and very early ?Sunburst?? Model 127 Club 50 it has a 13 inch wide, 2 inch thick, single cutaway hollow body, with a slightly arched top and a flat-back. One-piece natural spruce ?carved?? top with a one-piece maple back. The sides of the body are lightly flamed maple and triple-bound bound in black. Original two-layer pearloid over black plastic heel-cap. Three-piece (maple-beech-maple) neck with a scale length of 24 1 / 4 inches, a nut width of just under 1 5 / 8 inches and a ... more
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Hofner Verythin

Hofner Verythin

Dixon, Illinois, 610**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$275

I have retired, so I'm letting some instruments go:
Here's a Hofner Verythin semi-hollow guitar I acquired as a semi-finished husk, and later refurbished by clear-coating it and adding chrome hardware, wired up a simple harness, and installed an old set of Yamaha Pacifica ceramic humbuckers I epoxied into black covers. Very nice results; in excellent condition and is an excellent gigging guitar, plays really well. Sorry, no case is included, but it will fit most 335-type cases and gigbags ... more
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Hofner Colorama modern electric guitar, black, Grover tuners!

Hofner Colorama modern electric guitar, black, Grover tuners!

Wood Dale, Illinois, 601**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$250

Here is a Hofner Colorama guitar. Made in China; no serial #
Heavy wear, dings, and scratching on body. Grover tuners. Missing truss rod cover. Headstock has a damaged corner
22 frets, 2 volume knobs, 2 tone knobs, 2 pickups, 3-way switch.
Case not included. Please note that Ebay will charge and collect sales tax based on your state
DISCLAIMERS
- We do NOT set up our guitars (ie. truss rod adjustment, intonation, action, etc )
If you desire a proper setup with new ... more
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Vintage 1966 Hofner Model 164

Vintage 1966 Hofner Model 164

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 532**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1400

The most handsome 1966 Hofner Model 164 on the planet. Period. It's not even close
Chipboard case included as well as original white pickguard equipped with all stock / original components as pictured
Upgraded / Updated 1966 Hofner Model 164. This guitar is too cool and so unbelievably handsome. The upgrades keep the mojo alive and well while really keeping the classic spirit and tone intact
Upgrades / Updates:
Hand-Formed American Bison Bone Nut
Custom "H" Logo Engraved Chrome... more
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Hofner Verythin

Hofner Verythin

Dixon, Illinois, 610**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$275

I'm retiring in a couple months, so I'm letting some instruments go:
Here's a Hofner Verithin semi-hollow guitar I acquired as a semi-finisher husk, and later refurbished. The original finish was a lumpy / pebbled epoxy mess which I sanded down and clear-coated w / clear poly. I added gold hardware, wired up a simple harness, and installed covered Guitar Madness ceramic humbuckers. Very nice results; in excellent condition (though some of the original finish irregularities are visible in ... more
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1960s Hofner 172 Colorama II Electric Guitar Red Vinyl

1960s Hofner 172 Colorama II Electric Guitar Red Vinyl

Benicia, California, 945**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$799

Buy with confidence knowing this guitar will rock your socks off! We ship off same day or next business day!
In the early 1960s, rock music was sweeping across Europe, and one of the most iconic bands of that era was undoubtedly the Beatles. Their arrival on the scene in 1962 and 1963 marked the onset of Beatlemania, a phenomenon that swept the globe, with audiences clamoring to see them perform and emulate their style
The immense demand for instruments like the ones the Beatles played ... more
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Hofner Travel Guitar HCT-SH Shorty Electric, Black

Hofner Travel Guitar HCT-SH Shorty Electric, Black

Kaysville, Utah, 840**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150

Hofner Travel Guitar HCT-SH Shorty Electric, Black. Comes with two cables, mini amp that actually sounds good, new strings, tuner, and a travel bag
... more
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1958 Hofner Club 50 (Model 127) Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Natural w /  Case

1958 Hofner Club 50 (Model 127) Vintage Hollowbody Guitar Natural w / Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3200

Up for sale, a 1958 Hofner Club 50 (model 127) in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. This rare early Hofner guitar features hollowbody construction with an arched solid spruce top, maple back and sides, a three-piece maple / beech neck, and a slab Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The Hofner Club guitars are best known for their appearances in the hands of very young British invasion artists including baby-faced Beatles and ... more
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Hofner Club 60 Guitar Vintage Circa 1960

Hofner Club 60 Guitar Vintage Circa 1960

Worcester, Massachusetts, 016**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2998

This is a vintage Hofner Club 60 electric guitar from around 1960. It is in great condition for its 60 plus years of making music. The finish has aged beautifully with natural relicing and light finish wear. The guitar structurally sound and is set up by our award winning shop! It even appears to have its original leather clip style strap. Will come in an aftermarket TKL case! All electronics work properly and have been tested. Sounds gorgeous for jazz, rock, country swing and everything in ... more
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Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY

Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY

Montclair, New Jersey, 070**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2795


Hofner 1965 Vintage 4570e Hollow Body Electric Guitar NEAR MINT - W. GERMANY
Gorgeous vintage 1965 wide-body semi-hollow Höfner was made in West Germany and is a special instrument. It has been remarkably preserved over the years and shows little to no signs of its age.
A beautiful medium sunburst, a pearloid inlay fretboard and headstock make this a work of art. Every bit of this guitar is original.
The pickups were rewired about five years ago (see pictures) and the slot ... more
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1967 HOFNER Beatles 459TZ - 6 String Electric Guitar - Sunburst - OHSC

1967 HOFNER Beatles 459TZ - 6 String Electric Guitar - Sunburst - OHSC

Funkstown, Maryland, 217**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2399

I found this instrument recently and have done some work to clean it up. It plays really well. I have been over the entire instrument and here are my comments
1. I dressed the fretwires and most of the fine lines on the wires are gone exception is the fretwire adjacent to the nut
2. The fretboard - including the fretmarkers, are in near perfect condition. Neck has a seam down the middle that your thumb can feel
3. The tuners are in really nice shape, the guitar restrings and tunes ... more
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Vintage RARE Hofner 4990-12 1975 Natural Acoustic Made in Germany

Vintage RARE Hofner 4990-12 1975 Natural Acoustic Made in Germany

Mount Sinai, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1200

Up for sale is a RARE Hofner 4990-12 from 1975. Made in Germany. Featured on Steve??s Vintage Hofner website! A photo of this guitar was apparently never put in their 1975 catalogue. I have never seen another like one like this. Definitely a rare find

The projection in on this guitar is very powerful. The grain on the woods are beautiful. And the bookmark matched back is truly stunning. It is a work of art!

Open chords are easy to play. The action is high as you get down ... more
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Hofner Club 40 Guitar 1962 Sunburst- Beatles

Hofner Club 40 Guitar 1962 Sunburst- Beatles

Slidell, Louisiana, 704**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2250

Not a re-issue!! I purchased this guitar from a seller onReverb. He purchased a number of 1960??s Hofners Club 40 guitars in the late1970??s and had them ever since. Got the year 1962 on this one from the Hofnersite. It could possibly be a 1963 however I do not think they were continuedinto ?63. Other than a couple of tiny nicks as can be seen in the pictures, this guitar is in great condition and comes in it??s original case. Theseguitars are exceptionally rare in this finish and condition. It ... more
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Hofner Verythin Standard Hollow Body Guitar  New Strings With Case

Hofner Verythin Standard Hollow Body Guitar New Strings With Case

Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 547**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$800

This Höfner Verythin Standard electric guitar is a masterpiece that any musician would be proud to own. The guitar has a hollow body design, making it lightweight and easy to handle while providing a warm and rich sound. The instrument has been fitted with new strings and comes with a durable case for easy portability.

This guitar is part of the Höfner Standard series, which is renowned for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The model has been designed to meet ... more
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HOFNER 175 GALAXY 1963. ALL ORIGINAL. SUPERB.

HOFNER 175 GALAXY 1963. ALL ORIGINAL. SUPERB.

Hook, RG27***, UNITED KINGDOM

£999

HOFNER GALAXY 175   1963  
WHITE FRONT / BLACK BACK +NECK
SUPERB ORIGINAL CONDITION
NEVER OPENED
WILL NEED OVERHAUL TO BRING IT TO
USER SPEC AND PLAYABILITY.
PERIOD HARD CASE.
The vinyl covering is very good with just very minor shrinkage and the paint is exceptional for year.
All the other parts are equally preserved.
I have owned this guitar for forty years and look forward to someone utilising it for the modern music scene.
I believe 'The ... more
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1959 Hofner 455 / S / b / E1 -Model President.  Excellent Condition! Rarität!

1959 Hofner 455 / S / b / E1 -Model President. Excellent Condition! Rarität!

Berlin, 13***, GERMANY

€2500

Die Hofner President Jazzgitarre aus dem Jahr 1961 ist eine Rarität und in einem ausgezeichneten Zustand. Mit einer Rechtshänder-Konfiguration und einem Korpus aus Riegelahorn / flamed Maple ist sie perfekt für professionelle Gitarristen geeignet. Das Modell 455 / S / b / E1 wurde in Deutschland hergestellt und kommt mit einem Koffer als Tasche. Diese 6-saitige Jazzgitarre ist von der Marke Hofner und hat eine natürliche Korpusfarbe. Ideal für Jazz-Enthusiasten und Sammler, die nach einem... more
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Höfner Galaxie 60er Jahre E Gitarre (2667)

Höfner Galaxie 60er Jahre E Gitarre (2667)

Weinheim, 69***, GERMANY

€649

Die Gitarre funktioniert und ist in einem gebrauchten Zustand

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