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Hofner / President / 1965 / Original Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

Hofner has a long history of musical instrument manufacture stretching back to the 19th Century. If any company is set to survive it has to follow trends and their guitar output has become part of legend in no small part due to the popularity of a quartet from Liverpool. 

The President was introduced as in 1952 as Hofner's middle of the range archtop guitar, and enjoyed a long production run of around 20 years into the late 70's.

This is a thinline version from 1965, and we've got to admit it's absolutely gorgeous. Hofner's of this vintage don't have the best reputation for their structural integrity, but this one is in absolutely tip top shape, with no signs of any warping, cracks, breaks or repairs. 

Everything on this guitar is totally original, including all the electronics, hardware, frets, and plastics. 

Interestingly while most Presidents from this year are equipped with the Type-511 "Staple" hum bucking pickups, this one has the Type-510 single coils. 

This guitar sounds great, it has plenty of unplugged acoustic volume, and when plugged into a low wattage tube amp it's a one way ticket to those iconic early rock'n'roll guitar tones. It's a joy to play too, the original frets are on the low side but still play perfectly, and the lightweight thinline body makes for a effortlessly fun guitar.

Undoubtedly the nicest Hofner President on the market right now, don't let it get away...

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
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Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

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We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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