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  #069  HOFNER PRESIDENT THINLINE.    1965     
  My favourite version of Hofner's long-running President!
  From this angle, the flamed Maple is at its most vibrant.
  Very little little wear! It should read 5125/15.  '05 is the full body  
  Not bad for a 45 year old!  
  Within minutes of winning #067 on eBay,  I was offered this one out of the blue.     I went to see it and was stunned by its originality and its like new condition.    A real time warp guitar!



In 1965,  Hofner followed Gibson and changed all their archtops to the Florentine cutaway except for the Committee  (again, as with Gibson and the Super 400).

In my opinion,  it was at this point that Hofner achieved the pinnacle of the President's long life.    The combination of Florentine cutaway for easy access, coupled with 511 Staple pickups for response, and 3 rotary controls ( 1 Master Volume and 2 Tone) and the use of the Micromatic Bridge made for a very playable guitar.    The Thinline version in this configuration always reminds me of an ES 225.

This lovely, period President, is virtually Mint and I think it is fair to describe it as outstanding.    It plays as well as it looks!!



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