Hofner 457 S E2 1960's Sunburst

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Archtops like this Hofner 457 E2 are great guitars to add to a more conventional collection as they bring quality with distinct voicing.  They also make great couch guitars, providing enough volume with cool tone to keep the chops going without plugging or playing your stiffer acoustic guitar.  The solid spruce top really contributes when enjoying the guitar in this manner.

This example has been refretted, and it plays really nicely, thanks in part to the factory zero fret. 

The only other change we see is a couple of extra, small screw holes in the back of the headstock, likely from installation of a different set of tuners.  The tuners on the guitar appear to be original, but I'm not certain that they are.  The truss rod was checked to make sure there is room for future neck relief adjustments.

A very cool looking guitar with tons of character.

Hardshell case included.

  • Color: Sunburst
  • Weight: 5lbs 6ozs
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Maple Back and Sides
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: See Picture
  • Fretboard: Bound Rosewood
  • Inlays: Mother Of Pearl Blocks
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Zero Fret
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25 3/8"
  • Radius: 7.25
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.920"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 1.102"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 40 15/16"
  • Body length: 20"
  • Lower bout: 16 1/4"
  • Waist: 9 3/4"
  • Upper bout: 12"
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 3 1/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Hofner
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Hofner
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original, with repair
  • Tuners: Changed
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: HSC
  • Notes: Changed Tuners

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