By Stephen Candib, moniker ca. Copyright , used by permission. Steve is a friend of mine with very unusual vintage guitar tastes. His article on this lesser-known brand of vintage guitars appears here as a special feature. I hope you enjoy it.
Before you contact us have dating rendsburg tried to find out some information elsewhere? In particular have you been to the Vintage Hofner websiterun independently, from the Dating hofner guitars.
However it can be a big dating hofner guitars and you need to be patient, do research, talk to others and be prepared to modify parts guitafs necessary. The rarer guitars from the 70s, 80s are harder to deal with as parts are now hard to find. The exceptions are those guitars sold by Selmer in the UK which will probably have a number stamped into the back of the headstock and guitars sold by Van Wouw in the Netherlands. The USA distributors in the 60s and 70s used their own serial number systems and we do not have information about these.
But please be aware of the following:. We do dating hofner guitars have vintage parts for vintage guitars. Many dating hofner guitars the parts made were from local manufacturers many of whom have long since ceased trading. Also, please note, we do not supply guitasr direct from dating hofner guitars workshops. If you contact us asking to buy parts we will not supply them. Look in dating hofner guitars Spare Parts categor y to ascertain if a suitable part is available to fit your vintage instrument.
We supply some of these parts whilst a few manufacture vintage type parts themselves. These are all we have now. If your guitar is not on the list then we do gjitars have the schematic. Click here to see these. Hofner Guitars and Strings. Vintage Guitar - Parts and Identification Help Yourself Before you contact us have you tried to find guitarrs some information elsewhere?
But please be aware of the following: We never hofenr valuations. Our identification and dating service is at our discretion. We will do it when we have time. We do not enter into long discussions about guitars nor provide dating hofner guitars explanantions. Old acoustic and classical guitars are often very hard to identify. We cannot guarantee to be able to identify these. Dating is not exact. Often the best we can do is say that your guitar was made within a range of years.
A surprising number of non-standard guitars were built and we often have trouble identifying these. If you wish us to attempt to identify and date your guitar then you must do the following: Supply clear, sharp pictures of the front, the back, the headstock and any labels.
Reduce the images to a size not greater than K per picture and not greater dating hofner guitars px on the long edge. Often found on the back of the headstock. Some of the parts we use today can be used for vintage guitar and bass restorations.
These are not exactly the same. They may require some modifications to fit or be held in surrounds. Some pickup mounting rings for the above are available though dating hofner guitars are now only available in one height. The "Trapeze" and "Lyre" tailpieces as dating hofner guitars on the Violin bass and Club guitars, Verithins and other guitars.
Cream or black skirted knobs as found on old Verithins, Presidents and many other archtops and guitars. Violin Bass tuners, various. These are of the same style but the post may dating hofner guitars of a different diameter. Bushings may be needed. Wooden bridge with fretwire inserts as fitted to Violin and Club basses, Dating hofner guitars guitars and other models utilising this type of bridge.
We do not guarantee the fit of the modern bridge hpfner may require cutting and modification. These may require further cutting to get a good fit on a vintage bass or guitar. We always recommend that you employ the services of a qualified and recommended luthier. Contact Imprint Privacy Cookie Configuration.
1965 Hofner President - a closer look
One of the rarest of Hofner guitar models - a Venture "E" Solid. Individual topics to assist in dating and identifying Hofner models particularly in the. In the early '50's, there were several archtop guitar models: Hofner provided useful dating information: dates were often written on the undersides of the tops, . Hofner guitars and basses hold a very special position in the history of popular music; they were the guitars that so many influential British guitarists of the early.