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ROSE MORRIS | CATALOGS | 1970 | PAGE 18

Cases available from Rose Morris

1970 'Exciting Electrics • Wonderful Westerns • Celebrated Classics' guitar catalog page 18

Page 18 shows the selection of cases available from Rose Morris, circa 1970.

1970 Rose Morris guitar catalog page 18 - cases available from Rose Morris

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Fender American Vintage 2 51 Telecaster Electric Guitar, Butterscotch w /  Case

Fender American Vintage 2 '51 Telecaster Electric Guitar, Butterscotch w / Case

Fort Wayne, Indiana, 468**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$114


Used Condition
Numerous large finish chips and dents from a fall. Also cracks at neck pocket
S / N: V2433001 We offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee with paid shipping back for any reason. Just send us a message within 30 days of your purchase saying you want to return it and we will send you a prepaid FedEx shipping label to send it back.
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Les Paul Guitar Japan MIJ Cherry Burst 1970??s With Case!

Les Paul Guitar Japan MIJ Cherry Burst 1970??s With Case!

Richmond, Virginia, 232**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$51

Really nice Les Paul. Beautiful cherry burst. Awesome project guitar. 1970??s MIJ is my guess. Lots of beautiful mother of pearl on this guitar. Comes with softshell case
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ORIGINAL VINTAGE CUSTOM HANDMADE IN USA BRIAN MOORE C90P ELECTRIC GUITAR W / CASE!

ORIGINAL VINTAGE CUSTOM HANDMADE IN USA BRIAN MOORE C90P ELECTRIC GUITAR W / CASE!

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 194**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000

This vintage Brian Moore electric guitar is a one-of-a-kind piece that was handcrafted in the USA. With its unique design and high-quality materials, this guitar is sure to impress any musician. The guitar features a custom neck, fretboard, and pickup system, as well as a vintage finish that adds to its overall charm.

The guitar comes with a case, making it easy to transport and protect during transportation. Whether you're a seasoned musician or just starting out, this Brian ... more
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Vintage Memphis electric guitar And Carrying Case

Vintage Memphis electric guitar And Carrying Case

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 191**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$299

Vintage Memphis electric guitar. Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.... more
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Electra Les Paul Custom Black Beauty w /  Gold Hardware - With New Hardshell Case

Electra Les Paul Custom Black Beauty w / Gold Hardware - With New Hardshell Case

Indianapolis, Indiana, 462**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$975

This Electra Les Paul Custom Black Beauty electric guitar is a rare gem for any music enthusiast. Made in Japan, it boasts a stunning black body color and gold hardware, making it a standout instrument for any player. The guitar is ready to play and has been meticulously crafted to ensure its excellence.

The brand, type, model, and country / region of manufacture are all listed in the aspects section. This guitar is perfect for anyone looking for a high-quality and unique instrument.... more
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1960??s Sears Silvertone 1457 Vintage Electric Guitar w /  Amp-In Case

1960??s Sears Silvertone 1457 Vintage Electric Guitar w / Amp-In Case

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$625

This is a really nice 1960??s Sears Silvertone 1457 Vintage Electric Guitar w / Amp-In Case. It is the dual pickup model. The neck is still straight and nicely playable (I've seen some that age did not treat so well). I like the warm funky sound the semi hollow masonite body and dual lipstick pickups have
The amp still works well. It has the original 2-prong power cord - if you use the amp, adding 3-prong grounded power cord would be safer. I've left the original 2-prong cord on to ... more
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VOX MARK VI WITH MINT CASE Electric Teardrop Guitar 1960s SUPER NICE! ITALY!

VOX MARK VI WITH MINT CASE Electric Teardrop Guitar 1960's SUPER NICE! ITALY!

Bellport, New York, 117**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5500


VOX MARK VI ITALY SUPER CLEAN WITH CASE!!!! I have owned the guitar for over 15 years, I'm the 3rd owner. The neck is in "10" condition, absolutely amazing, no marks at all! The body has normal veneer cracking due to age. It comes with the ORIGINAL CASE! Comfortable to play, and seems to have a distinct Beatles round tone that comes through. One of the finest guitars I've ever owned. It isn't going away cheap, because you'll never find one as clean as this. The serial... more
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Teisco Del Rey Spectrum 4 Guitar w /  Orig. Case, Paperwork

Teisco Del Rey Spectrum 4 Guitar w / Orig. Case, Paperwork

Trenton, New Jersey, 086**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1240

Teisco Del Rey Spectrum 4 electric guitar. It weights 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Original hard case, Teisco Owner's Manual, and Warranty Registration card.... more
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PANaramic EKO Vox Electric Hollow body Guitar vintage used w /  Road Runner case

PANaramic EKO Vox Electric Hollow body Guitar vintage used w / Road Runner case

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$880

Hi This is very nice 60es Rarest and hard to fined PANaramic guitar ,one of the first production of hollow body's of Vox factory .This is an AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL Vox Eko cooperation made in ITALY product with AUTHENTIC and ORIGINAL electronics, 5 tuners (6 one D tuner is klasson tip substitution) and Original good working pickups on it. This is old guitar with multiple scratches digs and finish cracks all over ,but NOTHING series Electronics and hardware works just fine, The frets are very ... more
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Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar w /  Case - Natural - Cracks by Nut

Epiphone 1958 Korina Flying V Electric Guitar w / Case - Natural - Cracks by Nut

Fort Wayne, Indiana, 468**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$107


Used Condition
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Korina Body, Korina Neck, Laurel Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Natural
There are cracks in the neck at both sides of the nut, stemming from the corners of the nut shelf. The electronics function perfectly. There may be normal light scratches from use too fine to show in the photos. The included case is in great condition and contains a key
We offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee with paid shipping back for any ... more
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Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer 6-string Electric Guitar with Case - Dents & Chips

Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer 6-string Electric Guitar with Case - Dents & Chips

Fort Wayne, Indiana, 468**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$150


Used Condition
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Korina Body, Korina Neck, Laurel Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Natural
Guitar has large dents with chipped finish at the back upper and lower bout of the treble side; there are cracks in the treble side of the nut; around the body and neck joint; and on the body side lower bout on the bass side. The electronics perform as normal. Everything is contained in the manufacturer's box
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1980s Peavey T-15 Guitar w / Original AMP CASE

1980s Peavey T-15 Guitar w / Original AMP CASE

Portland, Maine, 041**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$575

Case is sold, all the hinges and clasps function. The amp works however one knob snapped off at the post. You can do the ol?? press it while turning to adjust the volume. Cool sounding amp!

The guitar has some dents, some dings and wear as expected with a 30-40 year old instrument. They are hard to capture in pictures. If you ask specific questions, I will give you a detailed answer. The electronics are clean and work as they should. Plays and sounds great. Frets are in good shape. ... more
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Vintage 60s Silvertone 1448 Electric Guitar with Case Amp - Sears Roebuck

Vintage 60's Silvertone 1448 Electric Guitar with Case Amp - Sears Roebuck

Bergenfield, New Jersey, 076**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$750

Vintage 60's Silvertone 1448 Electric Guitar with Case Amp - Sears Roebuck
For your consideration is a USED Vintage 60's Silvertone 1448 Electric Guitar with Case Amp - Sears Roebuck
A Division of O. DiBella Music, Inc. - Est. 1910
456 South Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
TERMS & CONDITIONS
By placing a bid for this item, you agree that you have
read and accept the following terms and conditions:
ACCEPTANCE OF AN ORDER:
O. DiBella Music, Inc. will refuse ... more
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Gibson Vintage S-1 Electric Guitar 1977 with Original Hardshell Case

Gibson Vintage S-1 Electric Guitar 1977 with Original Hardshell Case

Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 190**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2000

The S-1 has buckle rash (the body is really dense and heavy. Although the buckle rash is there, the exposed wood is smooth with NO dents. The wood might Ash or Maple), a replaced tuning peg (the previous owner changed to a plastic button and some rust at harmonica bridge and neck plate (most probably from sweat). The frets are in really good shape
It was made of a solid Les Paul Jr-like body with a maple Flying V neck bolted on. It has Schaller made "Harmonica" style tune-o-matic bridge and ... more
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1960??s Sears Silvertone 1457 Vintage Electric Guitar w /  Amp-In Case

1960??s Sears Silvertone 1457 Vintage Electric Guitar w / Amp-In Case

Amarillo, Texas, 791**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$945


This 1960??s Silvertone 1457 busking guitar with Amp in Case is all original. This guitar is in good condition for its age, but will definitely need some work. It needs new strings, most likely will need new pots and maybe a bridge reset. The electronics in the guitar are functional and will most likely sound wonderful after some maintenance! There's some minor play wear here and there, which is to be expected with a vintage piece. The busking amp in case will likely need some work ... more
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PEAVY PATRIOT GUITAR * USA * 1985 W / HARDSHELL CASE

PEAVY PATRIOT GUITAR * USA * 1985 W / HARDSHELL CASE

Whiting, Indiana, 463**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$389

USA MADE 1985 PEAVY PATRIOT. SOLID 40 YEAR OLD GUITAR DEFINITELY HAS BEEN PLAYED BUT STILL STANDING STRONG! DOES HAVE TYPICAL SCRATCHES AND CHIPS AND SOME BUCKLE RASH ON THE BACK<SEE PICS> PICKGUARD HAS CRACK BY SCREW AT TOP<SEE PICS> TYPICAL OF THIS GUITAR IVE SEEN OTHERS THE SAME WAY VINTAGE 80S AXE WILL BRING BACK SOME GOOD MEMORIES CHECK THEM OUT ON YOU TUBE, THEY SOUND GREAT!COMES WITH ORIGINAL HARDSHELL CASE. CASE NEEDS NEW FOAM AS THE OLD FOAM HAS DRIED OUT AND CRUMBLED OVER ... more
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Factory Blond 1956 Fender Stratocaster - Refin  W /  Original Case Body Date 7 / 56

Factory Blond 1956 Fender Stratocaster - Refin W / Original Case Body Date 7 / 56

Byron, New York, 144**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$29000

1956 Fender Stratocaster (refinished)
I do not know what this was refinished for except maybe Hendrix? The board and frets show it was loved. I bought it in 1995 and put it away. Selling for home expenses. Need more pics? There is a shared album With many more photos
Message me for the link, there about 100 pics! Here are more specs that are in that album
I found the body date under the Trem Claw after removing the refinish obscuring it using Acetone. Date 7 / 56. Neck date same, 7 / ... more
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Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker - Single P-90 - Tune-o-matic - case

Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker - Single P-90 - Tune-o-matic - case

Media, Pennsylvania, 190**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1150

Excellent Condition. ( small drill hole for strap button )
Never monkeyed with
Great frets
These ( 2002 - 2004 ) are Superb guitars ( especially this one - ahem . )
Sounds / Looks / Plays like a little slice of heaven
Please check pictures and ask any questions
Ships insured to lower 48 U S.
Others, please inquire
Thank you
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Vintage 1955 National Dynamic Acoustic Electric Archtop Guitar. With case. Nice!

Vintage 1955 National Dynamic Acoustic Electric Archtop Guitar. With case. Nice!

Louisville, Kentucky, 402**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1250

Vintage 1955 National Dynamic Acoustic Electric Archtop Guitar. With case. Nice!. Condition is Used. Shipped with FedEx Ground or FedEx Home Delivery.... more
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Vintage 60s Matsumoku Aria Sunset 12 String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar / Case

Vintage 60's Matsumoku Aria Sunset 12 String Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar / Case

Scotts Valley, California, 950**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$749


Vintage 1960's Matsumoku Sunset Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar and Case
My father collected vintage MIJ guitars, and this was one of his favorites
1960's MIJ 'Sunset' model MG-66
Semi-hollow body20 Jumbo Frets / 'Zero Fret' designTortoise shell finish pickguard and switch plate Rosewood fretboardInlaid block dot fret markersOriginal chrome tunersAbsolutely no 'Buckle Rash'Original gold foil pickupsFull neck binding with dot side fret markersOriginal 'Witch Hat' control ... more
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1971 Selmer guitar catalogue

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1968 Selmer guitar catalogue

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1961 Hofner Colorama I

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1971 Commodore N25 (Matsumoku)

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1960 Hofner Colorama II

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1971 Epiphone 1820 bass (ET-280)

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1981 Gibson Marauder

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1971 'Pick Epiphone' Catalog

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1981 'Gibson Specials' Pre-Owners Manual

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1970s Shaftesbury 3263 bass

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1961 Hohner Zambesi

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1963 Vox Super Ace

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1966 Vox New Escort

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1969 Fender catalog, Fender Lovin' Care

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1973 Eko Ranger Folk

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1966 Vox Symphonic bass guitar

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1968 Shaftesbury 'Electric Guitars' catalog

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1970 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns Celebrated Classics' catalog

1970 Rose_Morris catalog1970 Rose-Morris catalog, dated April 1970. It featured 6 electric guitars, 32 acoustic guitars, 3 basses and 1 steel guitar. It contains the following instruments, over 20 pages: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3262, 3264, 3265, 3400; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Colorado, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12; Aria 1674, 1675, 1676, 1679, 1680, 1695, 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk; Rose-Morris 15-11, Kansas, Georgian, Florida; Suzuki 1663, 1664, 1665, 3054, 3055, 3060; Tatay 1713, 1714, 1715; Peerless 3052; Steel guitar: Aria 3425

1971 Rose-Morris 'Exciting Electrics Wonderful Westerns' catalog

1971 Rose_Morris catalogThe sixteen-page 1971 Rose-Morris catalog featured electric guitars by Rose-Morris' own brand, Shaftesbury, and budget brand Top Twenty; aswell as acoustics by Eko, Aria, and for the first time Ovation. The catalog contains the following instruments: Electric guitars: Shaftesbury 3261, 3264, 3265, 3400, 3402; Top Twenty 1970; Bass: Shaftesbury 3263, 3266; Top Twenty 1971; Acoustic guitars: Ovation: Balladeer, 12 String, Glen Campbell, Glen Campbell 12 string; Eko Rio Bravo, Rio Bravo 12, Ranger, Ranger Folk, Ranger 12, Colorado, Ranchero, Ranchero 12, Studio 'L'; Rose-Morris Florida; Aria 'John Pearse' Jumbo, 'John Pearse' Folk

1972 Fender Precision bass

1972 Fender PrecisionA detailed look at an early 1970s Fender Precision bass guitar in custom black finish, with rosewood fretboard. 1972 list price, $307.50. The Fender Precision had been shipping since at least very early 1952 - with just one re-design circa 1957. This example, then, shows a model already two decades old, but barely changed since the '57 revamp. Fender got it right first time around, and although there are numerous minor cosmetic differences, the essence of this bass is effectively the same as it was in '52: a simple, single pickup instrument with a GREAT sound. Check out the demo video through an old Ampeg B15. It's no wonder this is the bass that everybody wants!

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'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

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.