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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Verythin John Stowell Sunburst, 2007


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Based on the 1960s Verythin design, the Hofner Verythin John Stowell model was built until for a short time to around 200 pieces in Hagenau, Germany.

This example, dating to April 13 2007 and signed by Master Luthier Thomas Stulheim features a German Spruce top and flame maple for the sides back and neck.Based on the 1960s Verythin design, the Hofner Verythin John Stowell model was built until from 2001 to 2008 in Germany. This was not a mass produced model and perhaps 200 examples were made.

John Stowell has played jazz guitar and taught professionally since the early 1970s.

“John is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart.

He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting.
His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.”

This Hofner Verythin John Stowell, dating to April 13 2007  built in Hagenau, Bavaria, Germany,  and signed by master luthier Thomas Stulheim, features a laminate Spruce top and laminate flame maple for the sides, back, and neck. The Verythin is a ‘center block thinline’ design, with a solid Spruce center section and hollow ‘wings’, alll intended to resist feedback at stage volumes while still providing the tone of an arch top.

The fingerboard, bridge, tailpiece and pickguard are Ebony, and the position markers are Mother of Pearl. The frets, which have only light wear, are fairly large. Tuners are gold-plated Schaller models with ebony buttons. The single Hofner pickup was designed by Kent Armstrong and runs through standard, passive volume and tone controls.

This Hofner Verythin John Stowell example sports a lovely ‘Violin Varnish’ shaded finish, but was also available in a clear, untinted version. The finish here is in good condition though there are a few scratches below the pickguard and a number of small dents and dings, as can happen when a guitar is used as intended.

The original grey Hofner hard shell case is included.

Price: $2,650.00 CAD
  • Model: Verythin John Stowell
  • Year: 2007
  • Finish Violin Varnish Burst
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: H04132, built during 2007 at Hagenau, Bavaria, Germany.
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 10/12/2020

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.204lbs 2.82kg
  • Scale Length: 25.25in 641.35mm
  • Nut Width: 1.706in 43.34mm
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