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What model is my hofner?

 
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Tyler9810



Joined: 23 Oct 2016
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Location: Durham, England

PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:23 pm    Post subject: What model is my hofner?  Reply with quote

Hi, I've had this guitar for about a year now, and i was given it by my uncle. He said he got it in the 1950's i think but didn't say much else about it. I thought it was just a nice guitar but i've been taking it out busking in durham with me recently and a lot of people have stopped to talk about it - a couple of collectors and some other buskers etc. a lot of people seem to think it's worth a decent amount - I have no absolutely no intention of selling it regardless of the value but i just want to know what the model is and approximately how much it's worth, just for the sake of knowing. Thanks

it has "hofner compensator regd 851997" on it but searching this brings up many different models


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nate_lamy



Joined: 25 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Replaced tuners.
Replaced pickguard.
Trussrod cover dates it to 1960s.
It has the features of a guitar imported into the UK by Selmer, but no Selmer label, which would clearly identify the model.
It most closely resembles a Hofner Senator.
It's worth a few hunderd pounds.
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selcam



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:02 am    Post subject: My New Baby Reply with quote

I have just bought this girl and wish to know the year it was made, the model and its value please. Regards Selwyn


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day mate Welcome to the forum--

Someone who knows the big archtops will be along, but please don't ask for a valuation, we don't do them on this forum
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nate_lamy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Late-1950s Model 459 with a few modifications:
-non-original added pickup assembly
-non-original bridge
-non-original tailpiee
-added black colour on the fingerboard above the 12th fret - painted on?


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