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1960s Hofner Classical Guitar Vintage Nylon String, Spruce & Rosewood w/ Case


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Up for sale, a circa 1960s Hofner classical guitar in exceptional, crack-free condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. While Hofner as a brand has a certain opacity when it comes to exact model names/numbers on their classical guitars, suffice it to say this is one of their higher end offerings, features a spruce top, rosewood back and sides framed by maple binding, and a mahogany neck capped with a rosewood fingerboard. The resulting tone is sweet and smooth, with plenty of warmth, articulate yet not overly bright in its response. The instrument weighs 3lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with regular tension strings and comfortable action.

The mahogany neck has a D-shaped profile carve, measuring .880" deep at the 1st fret and .910" at the 12th. The original frets are in exceptional shape, and the guitar plays well up the 25 1/4" scale, with action measuring 10/64" on the bass side at the 12th fret and 8/64" on the treble side measured at the same fret. The polished ebony nut measures a full 2" in width, and the headstock retains the original open-gear nickel strip tuners with white oval buttons.

Visible through the soundhole, the guitar retains both the large gold Hofner label and smaller serialized Karl Hofner label closer to the heel block, both of which boast of the guitar's German-made construction. The rosewood bridge sits flush with the top on all edges, and the saddle has minimal height above the bridge, yet offers action well within spec for an instrument of this style. The top and back are framed by maple binding, and the guitar is extremely well cared for, with cosmetic wear limited to one small ding on the treble-side lower bout on top, one small scratch near the butt, and a few very faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss finish on the back.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included with green felt interior, functional latches, and the original handle.