Saturday, 18 August 2012

1960s Höfner Verithin

I know we've looked at vintage Höfner Verithins before, but it's such a simple beautiful guitar that it deserves another shot. Can't offer much more actually, since I couldn't identify the model - there've been many Verithins since the 1960s until now, with different combinations of gear and pickups though this one is clearly an early model...

Bertram D

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  1. If it IS a 1960s Verithin, it's the first I've seen with triple-dot rather than bar inlays. I suspect it's a 1970s or 1980s version. Cool guitar anyway.

    I have always had a suspicion that guitars for the German (or at least Continental) market had an umlaut on the "O" while (UK) export models didn't. Does anyone know it this is correct?

  2. you're right with the fretboard dots - also I saw nowhere else this stoptail together with these pickups...

    and yes Höfner loses its umlaut out of Germany - as Hagström does!

    1. Merci, Bertand!

      And thanks for all your cool articles!

  3. Hi guys certainly not a Verithin, see here for some Verithin pics


  4. Anonymous1:26 am

    I know someone who has one similar to this, its purportedly previously owned by Pete Townshend in the mid/late 60s, had a 3way switch in the upper left bout, staple pickups, trapezium tailpiece. Given to a roady in 66/67 probably made 63-65.



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