Höfner Violin Guitar Archtop guitar – Germany – 1966


Electric Hollow Body Archtop guitar


The guitar has the same body as the 500/1, and a bolt-on neck with similar ornamentation to the Verithin like fret markers and vine leaf headstock inlay.


All Selmer-distributed examples were fitted with twin pickups, and with three simple rotary controls and a three way pickup selector – most of its European/US market cousin, the Hofner Model 459, had active electrics fitted. As with the Club 70, the Violin was not a great success, with only 100 to 200 being sold during its production period in 1966 and 1967.

Last updated on 12 October 2020
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