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Hofner President (1963)

OUR CODE: HOFU4000NG
Price: £749.00
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Description

55-year-old President in excellent condition with the usual lacquer cracks you see on old Hofners, it's original hard case and a non-standard (but period fitted) floating pick-up system!!!

Here is what vintagehofner.co.uk say about the President model...

'The standard Hofner middle-of-the-range archtop throughout the 50's, 60's, and into the 70's. Introduced in acoustic format around 1953 as the upgraded version of the Model 457 for the UK market, the President was equipped with solid carved spruce top. This was dropped in favour of a laminated top, initially on electric models during the early 1960's and finally on acoustics as the 1960's progressed. The electric version appears to have been introduced in 1955. All versions of the President had a single body cutaway, Venetian style up to 1966, when this was changed to a Florentine cutaway. Triple dot fret markers, neck/F-hole binding, and vine leaf mother of pearl inlays to the headstock facia, provided a suitable level of ornamentation for this classy guitar. Blonde and brunette finishes were available. A thinline electric President was introduced during late 1959, although a full depth body version had been available from about 1957. Twin pickups were fitted, with controls following the usual Hofner pattern for the various periods - i.e. Oval console up to 1958, rectangular console up to 1962, four rotary controls up to 1966/67, and finally three rotary controls plus three-way selector switch up to about 1972/3 when the President disappeared from the Selmer catalogue.'

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