Exactly the Same Model as Used by George Harrison and Buddy Holly
1957 Hofner President (Selmer)
This near mint 16 1/4-inch-wide and 3 1/3 inch deep guitar weighs just 4.70 lbs. Two-piece book-matched flamed maple back and sides. Two-piece carved spruce top with two single-bound 'f' sound holes and "Höfner" decal in gold with black outline on bass-horn. The top and the back have six-ply, white over black binding. Three-piece maple neck with two mahogany center-strips and a nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a huge, very thick profile. Single-bound 'slab' rosewood fretboard with 'zero' and 22 original jumbo frets and inlaid 'triple' pearl dot position markers. Single-bound, walnut-faced headstock with inlaid mother-of-pearl vine flower design. Individual open-back waverley tuners with round edge rectangular bone buttons. Specific-shaped, single-layer tortoiseshell pickguard with etched outline. Bone saddle on height-adjustable ebony base and Höfner 'Compensator' tailpiece engraved with "Hofner / Compensator / Regd. 851997" stamped on the lower edge. This is the same exact model as used by George Harrison and buddy Holly with no "Hofner" designation on the face of the headstock and a gold with black outline "Höfner" decal on the bass horn. The underside of the treble 'f' hole has the date "11/4.57" written in pencil.
Inside the bass sound-hole is the Höfner rectangular white label with Model "President" and [serial] No. written in blue ink. Minimal separation of binding on treble-side of top and back. Apart from a few very small and insignificant surface marks, this spectacular guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition. The original frets have been 'dressed' and this amazing instrument has wonderful sound and perfect playability with very low action. Housed in the Original Höfner four-latch, shaped tan tweed hardshell case with green felt lining (8.50) (handle replaced). (#1943)

Year Condition Color Case
1957 Near Mint Brunette Original Hard


Fretted Americana
David Brass
Calabasas, CA
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