Early 1960's HOFNER MODEL 456 ACOUSTIC ARCHTOP GUITAR

 

 

COURTESY OF CHRIS RADCLIFFE, UK :

 

    

 

 

 

Note that the tuners on this guitar are not the originals.

 

 

CHRIS COMMENTS ABOUT HIS HOFNER:

"I bought it new in the NAFFI in Aden for 18 (a lot of money in those days!) when I was serving over there in the UK Armed Forces. The NAFFI (Ed: The British Services Club who, as well as feeding the troops, also ran stores on the military bases which sold everything from washing powder to....Hofners.) seemed to source the US/European Hofner models and not the UK ones (which as you know all had names). 

I played in a group there for a while and played/sang at folk evenings we would have on the base - anti war songs to go with our medals! 

But it is a long distant memory now."

 


 

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