Höfner Congress Archtop guitar – Germany – 1955

Höfner Congress Archtop guitar The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Archtop guitar



The budget guitar, made only as a non-cutaway acoustic archtop, and only in “brunette”. (Early guitars were finished in a non-sunburst brown stain, that is sometimes mistaken for a “blonde” finish.)
Produced between about 1955 and the early 1970’s, this guitar has a smaller body than other Hofner archtops at 19.5″ x 15″ x 3″. (Early Congress guitars have a 14.5″ lower bout dimension.) The equivalent European market Hofner archtop was the Model 449. The Congress was the guitar that started Hank Marvin on his way to fame.

Used by artist(s): Hank Marvin

Last updated on 12 October 2020
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