Hofner / President / 1959 / Natural / Guitar
Hofner guitars have become very collectable, and represent a great way of buying a cool vintage archtop without paying a high price. The President is the top of the range model above the Congress and Senator - a sign of this is the binding on the body and neck, inside the f-holes and on the headstock. Also back in 1959 the President was made from solid woods, not laminates. This example is in excellent condition, all original apart from upgraded Bareknuckle P90 pickups, the guitar has also had a neck set meaning the action is good all the way along the fingerboard. It has a great tone, the front pickup voiced well for blues and jazz, while the back pickup is more rocky with plenty of bite. It comes in a non original, hard case.
Glenns Guitars, UK
Welcome to Glenn's Guitars here on Vintage & Rare. After many years in the industry, and having been fortunate enough to have worked in Hanks and The Acoustic Centre - probably London's two foremost acoustic guitar shops - I decided to do my own thing.
I have a passion for used and vintage acoustic guitars; nearly new second hand guitars because they can represent a bargain compared to the price of a new guitar, older and vintage guitars because they tend to have more character and can often become an investment.
You will notice when viewing my stock list my taste in guitars, as I only sell guitars that I genuinely like - and there are certain brands noticeable by their absence. I am a huge fan of older Gibson, Martin and Guild acoustics, but also more boutique brands such as Lowden and Collings.
I will consider part exchange if it makes your desired guitar a little easier to afford. I also offer a guitar finding service, if there's something specific you're looking for.
If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as many high resolution photos and as much information about the guitar you're interested in as I can. If you can get to me - I'm based in Enfield, only 30 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station - you can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the guitars out first.
I accept payment by Paypal, bank transfer, cheque and of course cash.