1960 Hofner Verithin
Cherry red Hofner Verithin from the first year of production.
It’s easy to see where Hofner took their inspiration, 1958 saw the release of the Gibson ES Thinline guitars and in a departure from previous Hofner style the new model Verithin was a double cut away, very thin and in a Cherry Red finish. Other Hofner Thinline guitars at this time were 2in deep and even the Gibson 3 Series Thinline measured 1 3\4in deep. The fully hollow Verithin measures in at 1 ½ in deep. The body has a laminate spruce top with laminate maple back and sides, a 3-piece maple/beech/maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard broken up by the strip type fingerboard markers. Early examples such as ours comes with 2 ‘toast rack’ pickups and the classic rectangle pearloid control plate fitted with two volume controls and 3 sliding pickup/solo rhythm switches.
Ours has a Bigsby and stays in tune very well thanks to a modern roller style ABR Bridge combined with a zero fret/string guide. The action is great with no dead spots or fretting out and a comfortable thinner D shape profile neck. Its certainly one of the easiest to play Hofners we have had through and the two original pickups sound great.
The guitar comes with its original period green lined Selmer Hard case that has been painted black but is still in good functioning condition.