c1952 HOFNER PRESIDENT ACOUSTIC
SERIAL No: 1508
COURTESY OF RUSS PARKER, DERBYSHIRE,
Note the lack of edge binding around the body.
Compensator tailpiece has a "Straten" logo instead of "Hofner".
Production of the Selmer Straten guitars ended at about the time this
President was made.
Now, is that the original bridge? My money say that it is.
This is the only flared-top
headstock that I have seen on a President. That shape of headstock was
used by Hofner on their archtops for the first few years after starting
up production at Bubenreuth in 1951.
The original Selmer case. Still doing its job after 55 years!
The Selmer London logo on the case.
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