A seriously cool old Hofner. The Verithin was introduced by Hofner in 1960 due to the demand for electric guitars caused by the craze of skiffle and rock 'n' roll sweeping over the UK. The scarcity and huge price tags of Gibson and Fender guitars in the UK opened up a significant gap in the market for an affordable yet capable electric for budding rock 'n' rollers!
Our 1960 Verithin is one of the first 350 built, with a serial number of 348 they were only 2 more built in 1960. Sporting a gorgeous and significantly less common Russet Mahogany sunburst finish and a sweet pair of Hofner 'Toaster' single coil pickups. This old Hofner delivers lush tones both acoustically or through a nice amplifier. It's one of the most resonant guitars we've had our hands on, that old wood ey?
We picked this beauty up from a local Leeds guitar player that we've known for a long time, he's played the hell out of it and used it like it was intended - not hid it away in a case. The patina and genuine play wear on this guitar is what makes it so special. There's dings, scratches and some truly gorgeous lacquer checking all over this guitar. It's been refretted with larger frets than it came out of the factory with, this actually improves how it plays by modern standards (in our opinion of course).
- Spruce top
- Maple back and sides
- Laminate Maple/Beech/Maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 frets
- MOP and Tortoiseshell horizontal inlays
- 2x Hofner Toaster single coil pickups
- 2x Volume control for each pickup
- 2x On/Off switch for each pickup
- Rhythm/Treble switch
- Non-original vintage archtop bridge
- Hofner tailpiece
- Non-original modern Hofner hardcase
We've tried to be as thorough as I can with the description and pictures of this vintage beauty, but please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.