Höfner Senator Archtop guitar – Germany – 1953

Höfner Senator Acoustic Archtop guitar The Guitar Database


Acoustic Hollow Body Archtop guitar


Blonde or Brunette finish


Produced in acoustic archtop, electric archtop, and thinline electric versions, all in either blonde or brunette finishes. A single pickup was fitted to electric versions. The acoustic was produced from about 1953 onwards, with an electric version appearing from about 1957 onwards. The Senator Thinline appeared towards the end of 1959. The electric archtop and semi received a Venetian cutaway in 1965/66, with the acoustic being likewise equipped in 1966/67. The Thinline Senator was still in the Bell’s Catalogue in 1971, but disappeared soon after. The comparable European market Hofner archtop was the Model 455.

Last updated on 12 October 2020
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