Hofner 463 Archtop Vintage

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Hofner 463 Archtop Vintage

Vintage Hofner 463 Archtop. This guitar is quite interesting, not only because of its vintage sound and feel, but also because it is quite an adventure to date this archtop. According to research Hofner started using adjustable truss rods in 1960. Access was at the headstock, Gibson-style, using a hex nut adjustment. By the end of the ‘60’s, the hex nut was replaced with an allan nut. This one has that 60's hex nut. But, we have reason to believe that its body is not from the same era, the binding of the body has not discoloured as much as the binding on the neck. The body is made from solid mahogany and it has a spruce top, which were connected by lovely looking 'rope'-style binding. It has a 5-piece neck made from maple and mahogany that carries a rosewood fretboard. When we date this guitar soundwise, we'd say 50's-60s, it has that perfect boxy, old, jazzy, rhythm tone. It also plays quite nicely, it has been set up with lovely low action.

It is in excellent condition, the back and sides are in almost immaculate condition, the headstock veneer and top (lower bout, treble side) show some signs of weatherchecking, and the rosewood fretboard is also in great condition, which is quite special for a neck this age, rosewood tents to wear out somewhat more easily than for example ebony. Rosewood is a softer kind of wood. 

Model Features:

Body Shape Archtop single cutaway
Body Material Solid mahogany
Top Material Solid spruce
Finish Natural
Neck Material Maple, mahogany
Neck Shape C
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Fretboard Radius 7"
Bridge Rosewood
Tailpiece Harp-style
Scale length 650mm (25,6")
Nutwidth 44mm (1 47/64")
Weight 2,2kg
Tuners Hofner
Pickups x
Comes with Hardshell case
Remarks Used guitar with 1 year warranty

Model Specifications
Remarks Consignment sale | Sold in Commission
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