Hofner / Senator / 1962 / Guitar
Hofner guitars have become very collectable, and represent a great way of buying a cool vintage archtop without paying a high price. The Senator falls between the entry level Congress and top of the range President - a sign of this is the binding on the body and inside the f-holes like the President, but unbound neck and headstock like the Congress. This example is in good condition, all original - although the plastic Hofner headstock logo is missing - with an added jack socket at the end pin, the pickup was removed by the previous owner. Some of the finish on the neck has worn away, and the back of the headstock has had the finish stripped. There are no cracks or repairs, although there a couple of cracks which don't go through the finish on the lower treble edge. The guitar has a great tone, voiced well for blues, jazz and swing. The neck feels very comfortable and the action is very low and easy to play, which is unusual for older archtops. It comes in it's original hard case, which is pretty battered but still works fine.
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.