One of the Most Beautiful Guitars Ever Made by Hofner
1967 Hofner Model 4700/V2 'Golden-Style' Thinline Electro Acoustic
This super rare Hofner 'Golden-Style' 17 1/4 inch wide, 1 7/8 inch deep electric archtop weighs just 6.60 lbs. Two-piece book-matched, spruce top. Two-piece, book-matched, highly flamed maple back with an inaid, dark brown and cream "Fleur de Lys" purfled into the lower edge. Highly flamed maple sides. Elaborate tortoiseshell colored pearloid binding and multi-purfling to the body edge and multi-bound f-holes. Eleven-piece (two-piece highly-flamed maple with nine mahogany, maple & ebony center-strips) neck, a nut width of 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/4 inches and a wonderful thick profile. Multi-bound, black-faced headstock with 'Lillies of the Valley' and "Hofner" inlaid in mother-of-pearl. Individual Kolb closed-back tuners with gold-plated oval with straight-sides metal buttons. Five-layer, black over white plastic, 'bell-shaped' truss-rod cover secured by three screws. Three-layer brown pearloid over white and black plastic heel-cap with original metal strap button on neck heel. Multi-bound rosewood fretboard with 'zero' and 22 original medium frets and inlaid three-piece pearl 'Bow tie' position markers, each with two inlaid white lines. Original three-layer black over white plastic nut. Specific-shaped, single-layer transparent acrylic pickguard with single-line gold border and "Hofner" engraved in gold from the underside, secured by a single bracket and screws with clear plastic washers. Two Hofner type 513 single-coil 'bar-blade' pickups on rectangular black plastic bases, with outputs of 6.80k, and 6.72k. Three controls (one volume, two tone - all on treble bout) plus three-way pickup selector switch on bass horn. Hofner white 'top-hat' control knobs with metal inserts, ribbed sides and securing 'grub' screws. Six individual metal (fret-wire) saddles on height-adjustable ebony base. Replacement Hofner vibrato tailpiece secured to side of body by two screws and the strap button. On the underside of the top, written in pencil, is the date of manufacture "14/12.67". All hardware gold-plated. This rare and highly unusual mid-sixties Hofner thinline electric was in a private collection of some twenty-three fifties and sixties guitars that we purchased earlier this year. When we received the guitar the tremolo arm was missing… We sent the guitar to Don Butler who is a renowned expert and restoration specialist of early Hofner's. He contacted the Hofner factory in Germany and managed to acquire a 'new old stock' replacement which has now been fitted. Apart from two small cracks in the acrylic pickguard, this extraordinarily beautiful, super rare guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition.Housed in a later Excelsior five-latch, shaped black hardshell case with burgundy plush lining (9.25). (#1854)
|1967||Near Mint||Natural||Original Hard|
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