Hofner 455 model (7/23-1958)
Built in Germany, with cutaway, without adjustable core. Constructed entirely of maple, with rosewood fingerboard and maple bridge.
All parts are original and in very good condition, with minimal signs of use that are hardly noticeable.
It has been totally revised and is firm and comfortable to play, tuning well. Adjustable core, revised and polished original brass frets, oiled fingerboard, .. It has 0.11 brass strings, and a great sound!
HOFNER MODEL 455 Traditional archtop styling, but with flamed maple top and sides. The 455 was finished in a brown tobacco sunburst finish, but this was changed to a red shaded fish for a time during the 1960's. Binding to back and sides of body, but earlier guitars did not have neck binding. Initially the rhomboid headstock fascia design was used, but this was changed on later guitars to the three pearloid / tortoishell strip design. Made both with and without cutaway. Produced between 1949 & 1970.https: //www.youtube.com/watch? V = Ozruwhv8MYI