Gorgeous All Original 1963 Hofner Verithin & Case


Model: 1963 Hofner Verithin
Pickups: Two Hofner 510 “Diamond logo” single coil pickups
Scale: 25 1/2″
Body: Maple back and sides, spruce top; dimensions 20 1/4″ long x 16 1/4″ wide x 1 1/4″ deep at its edge
Neck: Three-piece maple-beech-maple laminated neck, rosewood fingerboard with strip tortoiseshell/mother of pearl position markers
Width at Nut: 1 11/16″
Hardware: Nickel-plated. Hofner branded lyre tailpiece. Open gear tuning keys.
Weight: 2.27 kg

Here we have a lovely 1963, all original, Hofner Verithin in glorious Cherry Red. The overall condition is really good, with no repairs and all wear is subtly in keeping with her age. Her neck is lovely & straight, and the action flawless. She is all original, however, we replaced the jack socket, as the original one was a little dodgy, but the original socket which looks perfect, comes with the guitar, and could likely be made a little better on its connection, should you wish to re-install it!

All electrics inc capacitors are original, and as per spec, all four rotary controls interact with each other, to give it a multitude of sound variations, and defining to what degree each particular knob controls which a particular pickup, takes a while to get used to, however, all the sounds are there, you just have to experiment. She comes with a ’70s (None original) case, that shows definite signs of its age, one catch is broken, but the others latch OK, but realistically, she would benefit from a better case!

The Verithin (not Verythin!) was a thin semi-acoustic electric guitar produced by Hofner in Germany, specially for distribution by Selmer in the UK and beyond. It was a time when new American guitars like the Gibson ES-330TD and ES-335TD were highly desire able but largely unobtainable for the vast majority of UK guitar buyers.

Like other Hofner guitars produced in the 1960s, the Verithin changed somewhat over the years it was produced, most notably with regard the pickups fitted, and associated controls. The earliest examples were produced in mid/late 1960, but by the end of 1961 the pickups had already changed from the ‘toaster’ style units, to the 510 ‘diamond’ pickups shown on this example, which comes from early/mid 1963. The vast majority were fitted with two pickups, as shown here, but some three pickup Verithins were also produced, along with examples with stereo wiring.

This guitar is finished in translucent Cherry (nitrocellulose), rather similar to the forementioned Gibsons, with a fully bound body and neck, including front, back, headstock and f-holes. The body binding is 6-ply black and white (b-w-b-w-b-w), whilst the neck features the famous striped neck inlays. The headstock flower motif and Hofner logos are inlaid in pearl.



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