SOLD - Gagliano by Hofner model 172 1962-1963 Brokat Vinyl

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Here we have a wild Gagliano branded Hofner Model 172 in the cool and decidedly unique Brokat Vinyl wrap.

When this guitar walked in the door I didn't really know anything about it - one had never crossed my path.  I knew it was cool as heck, but that's about it.

Our process found that it is 100% original and that, while it doesn't play like a 60s Strat or something, it is a very cool guitar.

I did some work on the body edge binding as it tends to shrink.  It was lifted out of the body route in the cutaway areas, so I nipped it at the bass side horn, by the strap button, and re-wrapped it back into place.  The guitar was cleaned up, pots and switches and all, and re-strung.  The action is a little high, but it does have 10-46 strings on it, and as mentioned above - it isn't a Fender or Gibson, but it does actually play better than I thought it would and there is some room left in the truss rod for future adjustment.

Comes with what looks like an 80s chipboard case.

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Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase.   

  • Color: Red and gold embossed vinyl
  • Weight: 6lbs 1oz
  • Body: Unspecified hardwood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Inlays: Acrylic dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 22
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1 11/16"
  • Scale: 25.25"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.89"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.98"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 2.25mm
  • Total length: 38 1/2"
  • Lower bout: 12 7/16"
  • Waist: 8 1/2"
  • Upper bout: 10 3/4"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 7/16"
  • String gauge: .10-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome and nickel
  • Bridge Pickup Brand: Hofner type 510 "diamond" logo pickup 
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.88k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup Brand: Hofner type 510 "diamond" logo pickup 
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 4.88k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: Original chipboard case
  • Notes: 

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