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Hofner 490, 492 and 492E

1967 Hofner 'fine professional guitars and electric basses' catalog page 13

1967 Hofner electric guitar and bass catalog - page 13. Hofner twelve string folk and western guitars 490, 492 and 492E.

1967 Hofner Fine Professional Guitars And Electric Basses catalog, page 13: Hofner 490, 492 and 492E
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Genuine Hofner Original  1970s Western Series Removable Neck Made In Germany

Genuine Hofner Original 1970's Western Series Removable Neck Made In Germany

Loveland, Colorado, 805**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$750

Genuine Hofner original 1970's Western Series Removable Neck Made In Germany. Beautiful guitar does have a repair on the back that you can see however solid as a rock very smooth through the touch as well does not a big playability does not come with the case the removable the neck is a great feature for traveling
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Used Hofner 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, 1955 Made in Germany

Used Hofner 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar, 1955 Made in Germany

Jacksonville, Florida, 322**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$399

This Hofner 12-String Acoustic Guitar is a vintage model from 1955, with a dreadnought body type made of mahogany material. It has a natural body color and is perfect for professional musicians. The guitar comes with a hardshell case and has been set up for immediate use.
It is a right-handed guitar with a string configuration of 12 strings. The brand is Hofner and it belongs to the Vintage series. The model number is 204317 and it was manufactured in Germany. This guitar is perfect for ... more
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Hofner  Committee acoustic  1959-60 Brunette, tobacco burst

Hofner Committee acoustic 1959-60 Brunette, tobacco burst

Horncastle, LN9***, UNITED KINGDOM

£1500

OHV is offering our only accoustic fat body committee
For 60 years of age it is in remarkable condition. There are some scratches, in fact quite a few all around the body. Cosmetic and with the nicely darkened laquer they give the instrnent this wonderfull patina. Around the side srew of the pick guard is a little touched up area and on the backside bottom edge where the ornamentel inlay ends is a tiny patch of dopped out laquer. The neck has no trussrod and is pretty chunky, but as the... more
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Vintage  1950??s Acoustic Arch top Model Jackson Hofner Style Guitar

Vintage 1950??s Acoustic Arch top Model Jackson Hofner Style Guitar

London, N7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Vintage 1950??s Acoustic Arch top Model Jackson Hofner style guitar

Condition
Professionally setup
New Martin strings
All original
No cracks or repairs
Shows some scratching
Includes guitar only
... more
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Hofner Congress 1956 in excellent condition.

Hofner Congress 1956 in excellent condition.

Cheltenham, GL53***, UNITED KINGDOM

£485

Original Hofner Congress acoustic guitar from 1956-1957 in excellent condition, also comes with original 1950??s custom hard shell case.

Early Hofner Serial number: 3280.

No fret wear, barely been played.

This guitar is in remarkably good condition for being over 66 years old!

The action is a a little high but it??s still ok for playing basic chords.

A unique time piece for any music lover that definitely deserves more than being stuck ... more
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Hofner Senator guitar - 1960 - natural maple finish

Hofner Senator guitar - 1960 - natural maple finish

Penzance, UNITED KINGDOM

£400

Hofner Senator 1960 in a natural maple finish / Serial No. 10 442
The good the bad and the ugly
It's a well-loved guitar but needs some attention, hence the low price, compared to others on here It's been modified for a lefty but wouldn't take much (new nut) to change it back The neck has been reset and re fretted (by a professional luthier) and it plays ok (great sound!) but could do with setting up and new strings There's plenty of signs of wear, scratches, dings and cracked varnish... more
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4 / 4 Konzert-Gitarre Höfner Anno 1977 Fichte Ahorn Sattel 50 mit Tasche und Gurt!

4 / 4 Konzert-Gitarre Höfner Anno 1977 Fichte Ahorn Sattel 50 mit Tasche und Gurt!

Stade, 21***, GERMANY

€85


Vintage4 / 4 Konzertgitarre
HÖFNER ANNO 1977
Modell 515
Herstellungszeitraum1969-1984
Decke Fichte ?? Korpus Ahorn mit geriegeltem Boden
klangstark ?? bundrein ?? eingelassener Halsfuß
Inklusive Tasche & Gurt
Sattelbreite 50 mm!
Bei der hier angebotenen Höfner Gitarre handelt es sich nach meinenRecherchen um das Modell 515, welches in dem Zeitraum von 1969 bis 1984hergestellt wurde. Die hier angebotene Gitarre stammt aus dem Jahre 1977
Artikelbeschreibung ... more
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HÖFNER HOFNER Wander- / parlor- / Gitarre-Style 1966 old guitar vintage

HÖFNER HOFNER Wander- / parlor- / Gitarre-Style 1966 old guitar vintage

Geisenheim, Hessen, 65***, GERMANY

€139

HÖFNER HOFNER Wander- / parlor- / Gitarre-Style 1966 old guitar vintage
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Die Gitarre wurde mir aus dem Nachlass eines verstorbenen Schul-Musikkollegen von seiner Witwe zum Verlauf anvertraut
Stempel auf Holzblock im Korpusinneren "1966 " ;
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Zustand / Mängel:
Beste deutsche Manufaktur!!
Die Gitarre scheint wenig oder überhaupt nicht benutzt. Bundstäbe und Griffbrett in Bestzustand
Super Gesamtzustandzustand
Schwarzes Binding an Deckenrand ... more
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Hofner "Square Dance" 1954 vintage

Hofner "Square Dance" 1954 vintage

Barcelona, 08***, SPAIN

€300

In the first picture we have the social scale of the Hofners distributed by Selmer in the UK (Square Dance-Congress-Senator-President-Committee) that I will be putting on sale little by little. In fact, the first one is missing, called Four Dance, which was manufactured for a short time and was replaced by this one called Square Dance (remaining photos) that we are dealing with today This modest Square Dance from 1954 is in very good condition for its age, the only change is that we replaced ... more
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Hofner 495 acoustic jumbo nylon strings 1957 / 58 vintage

Hofner 495 acoustic jumbo nylon strings 1957 / 58 vintage

Barcelona, 08***, SPAIN

€525

Hofner acoustic model 495 western jumbo flattop 1957 / 58 in excellent condition. Attached is a description from the expert Steve Russell: A rather unusual guitar, whit the five-piece nek of the contemporary President model, including Lily of the Valley headstock inlays, but mounten on a 20" long by 16" wide flattop body, with narrow waist and circular soundhole. Hofner themselves seem to have been pretty confused with this model, as generally it was produced with nylon strings but it would ... more
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Höfner 4890 Blue Grass German Vintage Dreadnought Western from 1970 with Pickup

Höfner 4890 Blue Grass German Vintage Dreadnought Western from 1970 with Pickup

Heilbronn , 74***, GERMANY

€379

Today i am offering one of my favourite dreadnought guitar. The Höfner Blue Grass Mod. 4890 is a very rare vintage Guitar made by the famous guitar manufacturer Höfner arround 1970. Their tradional Instruments have a history going back to 1887!
Nowadays Höfner belongs to one of the most famous German Guitar manufacturer
The Guitar
is in a very good condition. clean, nice and smooth sound given by the maple back and sides. front must be spruce. Amazing intonation. The guitar has a ... more
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Höfner 463 Bj 1959 in Blond mit Rellog TA

Höfner 463 Bj 1959 in Blond mit Rellog TA

Neustadt, 96***, GERMANY

€1080

Höfner 463 Bj 1959 in Blond mit Rellog TA.
Ich biete hier im Auftrag eine restaurierte Höfner 463 aus dem Jahre 1959 in Blond an
Der Hals und die Bünde wurden gemacht, der verbaute Rellog Tonabnehmer bekam eine Holzabdeckung, da die Nickelkappe verloren gegangen ist. Sie ist super eingestellt und sofort spielbar. Sie klingt fantastisch
Die Fotos sind original von diesem Instrument und Bestandteil dieses Angebotes
Versand ungern, aber möglich, kostet extra
Dieser Artikel ... more
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1958 hofner committee. Great condition

1958 hofner committee. Great condition

Havant, PO9***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2500

1958 hofner committee. Great condition . Condition is Used. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class Letter.... more
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HÖFNER HNC-SB New Committee, Archtop, Jazzgitarre - sehr guter Zustand!

HÖFNER HNC-SB New Committee, Archtop, Jazzgitarre - sehr guter Zustand!

Leutershausen, 91***, GERMANY

€2500

HÖFNER HNC-SB New Committee, Archtop, Jazzgitarre - sehr guter Zustand!
- Spruce Top
- Flamed Maple Back & Sides
- 643mm Scale
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 44mm Nut
- Höfner Diamond Floating Neck Pickup
- Höfner Diamond Bridge Pickup
Inkl. Koffer
Sehr guter Zustand, nur im privaten Bereich gespielt!
Probespielen möglich nach Vereinbarung
KEIN Versand - nur Abholung!
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Hofner Senator vintage 1956

Hofner Senator vintage 1956

Halesowen, B62***, UNITED KINGDOM

£425

Hofner Senator acoustic guitar Serial number . 2472Year 1956In very good condition , please check all pictures prior to purchase Collection from Halesowen , Birmingham , B62Or Free delivery within a 50 mile radius.... more
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1967 Selmer  /  Hofner J45 style Acoustic Guitar and Case.

1967 Selmer / Hofner J45 style Acoustic Guitar and Case.

Felixstowe, IP11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£650

1967 ?Arizona?? guitar, made by Hofner in West Germany for Selmer. There??s varnish checking, but no structural issues with the wood at all. No cracks, no splits, no separation. Back and sides are laminate, and I think the top is too, but I??m not 100% on that. The top is a thing of beauty in any case, with a sunburst that??s better executed than the one on an Atkin forty three I once owned, which cost five times as much. The body is X-braced. I??ve been buying and selling acoustic guitars for ... more
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1960 Hofner Congress Acoustic Guitar

1960 Hofner Congress Acoustic Guitar

Exmouth, EX8***, UNITED KINGDOM

£350

Experience the classic sound of the 1960 Hofner Congress, a sought-after gem for guitar enthusiasts and collectors. This vintage instrument boasts a rich and warm tone that resonates through its smooth and beautifully crafted body.
Crafted by the renowned brand Hofner, this acoustic guitar is perfect for both beginners and seasoned musicians alike. This guitar is ideal for all styles of music and its model year of 1960 adds that extra touch of vintage charm. Don't miss your chance to own a ... more
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alte Höfner Gitarre Westerngitarre TOP Zustand

alte Höfner Gitarre Westerngitarre TOP Zustand

Lauterach, 6***, AUSTRIA

€250

Angeboten wird hier 1 alte Höfner-Westerngitarre!
Das Instrument stammt vermutlich aus den 70-er Jahren
und ist für sein Alter in einem erstaunlich guten Zustand, fast wie neu!
- bitte siehe Bilder -
Bestimmt was Interessantes!
Versand innerhalb Österreichs EUR 31, 50 ( vers. Paket / Sperrgut )
nach Deutschland EUR 9, 50 ( vers. DHL-Paket )
Bei Geldeingang Versand innerhalb 1 Woche
Da es sich um einen Privatverkauf handelt, werden Garantie und Rücknahme nicht ... more
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Hofner Acoustic guitar with strap, case, books and additional items

Hofner Acoustic guitar with strap, case, books and additional items

Swindon, SN25***, UNITED KINGDOM

£135

Please note: I am not an expert and cannot play the guitar, so I have tried to describe this item as best as I can, for more information or photos please contact me
It is used but in good condition, with good sound. Some marks on the varnish but still looks good.
3 of the strings are plastic and new, the other 3 are older and metal There is a strap attached to it The case is brown, with a handle and in good condition
The other items are German music books and Country and Western ... more
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Hofner Senator - 1960 natural maple finish

Hofner Senator - 1960 natural maple finish

Felixstowe, IP11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£650

Hofner Senator - 1960 natural maple finish
A seriously gorgeous piece of musical history, just awesome At some point there's bound to be a need for repair on an old (vintage) guitar I had a professional reset the neck and set up the action, so it now plays beautifully
According to serial numbers, this is one of 2098 made in 1960 Possibly rarer by the fact it is a natural maple finish (there were several different finish styles), rather than the sunburst Express24 next working day ... more
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1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog

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1972 Fender Precision bass

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1967 Vox Stroller

1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

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1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.