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Hofner President Semi Acoustic Guitar 1959


Hofner President Semi Acoustic Guitar 1959

This is an absolutely beautiful original Hofner President dating from early 1959.
Made in Germany, this has a sunburst finish known as "Brunette" with fully bound body, neck, headstock and soundholes with original tortoiseshell scratchplate.
There are two black rectangular pickups with rounded ends - these were used from 1957 to 1960; together with the control panel containing two volume controls - all working.
This is the pre 1960 model, so it has no truss rod, but the neck is straight, the rosewood fingerboard has twenty-two frets with triple mother-of-pearl dot markers. The headstock also has beautiful mother-of-pearl inlays and the original three a side tuners.
The back of the body is a two piece back with lovely matching graining, unmarked.
The label inside dates this guitar to early 1959.
The Frequensator tailpiece has two ends which have broken off hence the drilled holes for two strings, it works fine but the tailpiece could be replaced if required.
This is a collectors guitar which comes from a small private collection, it has its original case which is also in good condition.
Not only is this guitar beautiful, it plays extremely well too.