1960s Hofner Solidbody 3-pickup Electric Guitar

This is a nice playing guitar, surprisingly excellent tone -- original except for one changed knob (has a similar color Strat knob installed). Great neck, with a slab rosewood fretboard.

A very interesting rare Hofner model. Built circa 1969+ per the Type 513 (notched blade) pickups. They are single coils and contain two ceramic magnets each with more tonality than the ‘staple’ humbuckers, and seem a little better suited for this 170 design.

It's definitely a German made product (see the headstock photo). More likely from the Euro-US distribution of Hofner, than the Selmer of UK distribution. As noted - most of the early to mid ‘60s Hofners used humbuckers designed primarily for the company’s hollow bodies. They are best sounding on those. These give clearer and more defined tones from the single coil blade types.

An uncommon Hofner solid guitar.

This guitar comes in a chipboard case.

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ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Galaxie 173
  • Sunburst
  • 1960s
Made In
  • United Kingdom
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Color Family
  • Brown
  • Sunburst
  • Orange
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Pickup Configuration
  • HHH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Offset Body
  • Yes
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 22
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock

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Bakersfield, CA, United States
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