General Description: This guitar lacks both a model number and a serial number but is without a doubt circa 1966. Here is the description for the Model 457/12 - 12-string Electric as it appeared on page 9 of the 1967 Hofner electric guitar and bass catalog:
"Large size but comfort-thin cutaway model of superior construction. Arched back and sides are flamed maple. The arched top is spruce artfully brown shaded and highly polished. Beautiful binding around headpiece, neck "f" holes, top and back. The 2 pickups are built on the double pole, double coil principle for greatest effectiveness; with 1 volume and 2 tone controls plus toggle selector. Complete with cable. Each...$325.00."