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Hofner 4710 Archtop Electric (consignment) SOLD

October 4, 2011
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Serial Number N/A
Pricing $850 CDN with case. SOLD
Neck Maple neck with bound Les Paul Custom ebony board, mother of pearl block markers. Adjustable truss rod. 24.75″ scale length.
Frets 22 original medium frets in good shape.
Body Carved spruce top, carved curly maple back, curly maple sides.
Finish Original sunburst lacquer finish in reasonable condition.
Hardware/electronics Schaller tuners (non original), pickups have been replaced with Gibson humbuckers; Gibson style tune-a-matic bridge; original Hofner tailpiece and knobs; individual volume controls and master tone. Ebony bridge base.
Playability/Action This plays pretty cleanly and well. The action is perhaps a little high but there’s plenty of room on the ebony bridge base for shaping.
Case Case included.
Comments This is an interesting Hofner archtop in decent shape. It has a number of high-end features like the carved spruce top and bound F-holes; the sharp florentine cutaway makes it different from many other European (especially Hofner) archtops.
It was put together by Hofner Canada as a custom instrument for a Toronto jazz artist, with NOS parts from Hofner. The guitar is a 1970′s Hofner Model 4710. It has been built as a 24 3/4″ scale instrument, with a Les Paul Custom fingerboard replacing the original Hofner 25 1/2″ scale fingerboard.

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