MODIFIED 1961 HOFNER COLORAMA SOLID GUITAR

- WITH REVISED ELECTRONICS !

SERIAL No: 370

 

COURTESY OF DAVID BESCHIZZA, UK:

 

       

 

 

Someone has made a determined effort to remove the name that was given to the guitar!

 

           

The set neck and its three-piece construction is clearly seen above.

 

The rectangular Hofner control console is still retained in place, but that is about all that does remain of the original circuits!

 

Three Output Jack Sockets!

DAVID EXPLAINS..........

I've recently got a guitar back up and running and wondered if you or anyone you know may have any info on it? What I do know is that it is (was) a colorama, probably made around 1961. It arrived to me without pickups which I have since replaced with new Hofner "Toasters". As you can see, it's been heavily modified, and at some expense I imagine! I assume this work was carried out in the 70's and the standard of work is very....thorough!

All the effects work, the vibrato is even stereo! Various switches do all sorts of strange but clever things.

What is really interesting and intriguing me about this guitar is the name and logo. It seems someone went to a lot of effort to completely annihilate the first word on the head stock. It looks like it been melted off! And what about the 'P' logo too?

The paint job lets it down, looks like it might be house hold gloss, and brushed on...

I'm just trying to find out who made it and who for. Currently I have found out nothing whatsoever.

If you can help David research the origins of his unusual guitar, please send him an email at:

 




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