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Hofner President and Hofner Senator Model 66

1971 Selmer 'Guitars & Accessories' catalog page 30

The Hofner President and Senator had previously been available as both full body and thin models in either Blonde or Brunette finishes (for example, see the 1968-1969 Selmer catalogue. These models were being phased out and only some variants are listed here, with even less included in the 1971 Selmer price list. By the price list of August 1972, and the 1972 Selmer catalogue, all President and Senator models were discontinued.

A famous Hofner model, re-styled with a cutaway to give extra playing ease on the higher frets. Now fitted with one new Hofner, high–efficiency bar pick–up. Exclusive Hofner "Slenda–nek" gives you faster and easier action. The internal metal truss rod allows true adjustment of the neck. Rosewood cambered fingerboard. Contoured for comfort. Individual barrel machine heads. Nickel–silver fretting. Exclusive Hofner Compensator tailpiece. A big sound guitar for acoustic or electric playing.

Hofner President and Hofner Senator Model 66 pricing (UK, August 1971)
codemodelfinishprice
5125/05PresidentBrunette-
5125/051President (thin)Brunette£74.00
5125/06PresidentBlonde-
5125/061President (thin)Blonde£75.00
5124/05Senator Model 66Brunette£57.00
5124/061Senator Model 66 (thin)Blonde-

The suggested case for the Hofner President and Senator 66 was shaped-case 5906 (thin body models only) or Yamaha semi-acoustic case 5992 (see cases, page 44).

1971 Selmer "Guitars & Accessories" catalog page 30: Hofner President and Hofner Senator Model 66
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