Höfner 1260 Single cutaway Archtop guitar – Germany – 1960


Electric Hollow Body Single cutaway Archtop guitar


Two black bar pickups


This guitar can really only be considered as barely more than an experimental model. It did actually appear in the “New Guitars” supplementary price list of Spring 1960 together with the Fledermaus guitar, but not in the main Hofner price list.
The 1260 was a 126 Club-Style guitar fitted with a transistorised amplifier circuit, a battery, and a small loudspeaker. This all leads to a heavy guitar with limited sound quality and battery endurance.

Last updated on 12 October 2020
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