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Höfner 468

















Hofner Model 468
The faker’s guideBig box with flamed maple or birds-eye body
Related Selmer ModelCommittee
Body Size / Depth / Length17.5" lower bout, 12" upper bout, 3" depth, 20.25" long; available with venetian cutaway; cutaway tapers with neck, with curved body detailing on cutaway side
Body Woodsspruce top, one piece birds-eye maple back, birds-eye maple sides: also book-matched or one piece flamed maple back and flamed maple sides.
Finishbrunet (various shades), blonde
Neck Woodsfive piece maple/mahogany/maple/mahogany/maple
Fingerboard Style / Woods / Inlayebony, inlaid with rosewood panels with white plastic strips on either side. Rosewood panels then inlaid with three-piece "bow-tie" inlay of mother of pearl, w/b/w binding, w/b/w plastic string spacer. Very early versions were inverted, with rosewood fingerboards, inlaid with ebony panels. Committee had three-piece "rose and leaves" inlay instead.. In mid-‘50s, outer binding changed to mother-of-toilet-seat, string spacer changed to mother-of-toilet-seat /red/ mother-of-toilet-seat. Base of back inlaid with b/w/b purfling in stylized, symmetrical floral motif, emerging from and merging back into b/w/b portion of back purfling
Peghead Overlay Stylebound in white with white sides, black-stained wooden face with HÖFNER inlaid across top, inlaid leaf, "lily and vine" pattern all in mother of pearl. Committee had "rose and vine" inlay instead. In mid- ‘50s, outer binding changed to mother-of-toilet-seat. Oh, yeah, until around '63, Committee headstock was big goofy thing.
Scale Length25.5", jumbo frets
Binding and Purflingw/b/w/b/w/b/w/b on top and back, w/b/w/b on sides originally. In mid- ‘50s, outer binding changed to mother-of-toilet-seat
F-holesconventional shape, single thick layer of white binding, later versions had w/b/w binding
Tunersopen strip tuners with white rectangular plastic buttons, chased nickel plates, oversized bushings. Later individual open-backed tuners w/ nickel plates w/ floral motif, ornate mother-of-toilet-seatbuttons w/floral motif
Bridgesebony, footed, height-adjustable, compensated bridge with adjustable fret-wire inserts.
Tail-piecesnickel-plated escutcheon tailpiece; hinged, attached to end of guitar with four screws or pins. Committee: lyraform tailpiece until early ‘60’s, then escutcheon tailpiece
Hofner Logogold decal on upper bass bout
Pickguardsclear acrylic or Black plastic