Thursday, 21 July 2011

Höfner hollow-body jazz guitar with 512 blade pickups

There've been so many of them over the last decades that right now I cannot identify this superb Höfner hollow-body guitar in spite of its quite unique and very German vintage pickguard. 

Its characteristic blade single coils pickups - called the 512 - have been used on Höfner guitars from the late 1960s until the 1990s, and the round Venitian (did you know that the Venitian/Florentine terminology has no historical base and is a pure invention of Gibson?) cutaway is also quite typical of Höfner's jazz guitars. I'll take some time soon to explore the website and I should be able to provide extra info.


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