The back is one-piece and made of beautiful quilted maple.
Note the multiple purfling running around the side of the neck - typical for a Hofner 462 model. The body edges have also a greater number of purfling strips than say a 457 model.
The body sides at the cutaway are curved into the neck joint - a sign of a top quality Hofner archtop.
A five-piece neck has been fitted.
The serial no. 5798 stamped into the top edge of the headstock by the Van Wouw Company in Amsterdam.