Sold – Hofner 462 1960


A rare and up-market Hofner model with elegant art deco lines, this 462 is both eye-catching and enjoyable to play.   The classic 16″ wide body single cut away carved spruce top has distinctive bound cateseye f-holes and two original Hofner H518 ‘Toaster’ pickups as used by the company in the period 1960-61. The compensated tailpiece, carved pearloid pickguard and indeed all hardware items are original and in excellent condition.  A sophisticated blonde Hofner at home with jazz or rockabilly, with good neck set and low action.   Electronics are serviced and fully functional. Comes with 1960s Stamford two-tone hard case as shown.


SKU: 3295 Category:
  • Brand: Hofner
  • Model: 462
  • Serial No: See ‘Notes’ below
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Original Finish: Yes
  • Original Parts: Yes
  • Made In Year: 1960
  • Body: 16″ wide carved Spruce top/Maple back & sides
  • Finish Material: Nitrocellulose
  • Neck/Fret board: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Weight: 5lbs 3oz / 2.35kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5″”/ 65cm
  • Nut Width: 1-10/16″ / 42mm
  • Neck Profile: Deep C
  • Case: 60s Stamford two-tone hard
  • Issues/Repairs: Nil, electronics serviced
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Notes:  No serial number, but with luthier’s mirror we see ‘VS’ and ‘4/60’ pencilled inside under the top, we believe this indicates initials of luthier who carved the top and date April 1960.