Late 1960's/Early 1970's HOFNER MODEL 457/S ARCHTOP GUITAR

 

 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAVID BRASS, FRETTED AMERICANA, LOS ANGELES, USA:

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Note the one-piece maple neck and small heel that appeared on Hofner archtops at the end of the 1960's.

 

The "Harp" art-deco tailpiece tended to be used by Hofner on their thinline electrics during this period.

       

          

The 3-on-a-strip tuners indicate that this guitar was one of the earliest of the single neck 457's made. Hofner's patent single enclosed "spring" type tuners were introduced soon after.

 

 

 




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