Also fitted is the Hofner tailpiece type vibrato. Only very occasionally were Bigsby units fitted in the factory, although this type was frequently fitted by Selmer to the UK and Commonwealth destined guitar after delivery to the UK. Selmer had a licence from Bigsby to produce their vibrato units in the UK, and this is why no Selmer distributed archtops are seen equipped with the Hofner units as fitted to this European/US market guitar.
COURTESY OF SOUTHERN MUSIC. CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA (where the guitar is FOR SALE - as at June 2002)