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Beautiful 1959 Hofner President Thinline Brunette (Transition Model) & OHC


  • Carved solid spruce body top, and flamed maple back and sides.

  • Lower Bout Width: 16.25″ on both acoustic and electric versions.

  • Plain white binding, with multiple black/white purfling to body.

  • Tortoiseshell scratchplate

  • Five piece slightly flamed maple/mahogany laminated neck.

  • Eight fret markers on fingerboard.

  • Truss rod.

  • “Splayed corners” headstock with HOFNER name inlayed in capitals.

  • Machine heads are single, open units, with solid brass barrels.

  • Rosewood fingerboard.

  • “Compensator” style tailpiece.

  • Two piece “ebony” single plastic saddle bridge with only vertical adjustment.

  • Hofner logo decal on bass side of body top bout.

  • Produced later half of 1959. (2″ Deep body)

  • Two “Black-Bar” pickups.

  • Original Case

  • Serial Number 332


*PX Always considered*

Here we have a superb example of this much sought after Hofner model, the ‘Hofner President Thinline’

This gorgeous guitar, sports a sumptuous brunette finish, with a solid carved spruce top and the use of fine flame maple veneers for body back and sides. has a beautiful vine/flower headstock inlay using mother of pearl & triple dot fret markers. She is in absolutely superb condition for her age, with minimum play-wear. The machine heads, frets, neck & action are excellent & all the electrics work as they should. It has had no additional hardware fitted & comes in its original felt lined hard case, which is also in great condition. all the latches & catches work perfectly.

This particular guitar is a 59/60 transition model, as it comes with truss rod fitted which officially came out in 1960, but due to her ‘Black-Bar’ pickups & low serial number, this puts her in mid-late 59. You would be very hard pushed to get a cleaner, more delightful piece than this anywhere!

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