Hofner Committee - Late 50’s, carved Spruce Top, figured Maple back & sides, Bigsby tremolo, decorative inlay. The Hofner Committee was a really fine electric acoustic guitar produced by Hofner, and distributed in great Britain and the Commonwealth by Selmer, UK. It was designed primarily for the British guitar-buying market, with input from a "committee of Britain's top six guitarists", hence the name. It was introduced as an archtop acoustic in 1954, with an electric model following in 1956.
The Committee is a stunning guitar, with early models easily identifiable by its ornate frondose headstock that only appears on this model, and the (relatively uncommon) Golden Hofner. This was a large bodied archtop, with a width of 17 1/2", and a carved spruce top. This model is in very good condition with a professionally repaired neck heel crack. The guitar pictured is the exact instrument that is for sale. All instruments are available at our store showroom in Warrenton, Virginia, and are set up to the buyers' specifications including restringing with any string of their choice at no additional charge upon purchase. Instruments may not be shipped in the original shipping container. All instruments are guaranteed to be packed well and arrive safely. Please email or call and we'd be happy to provide an in-hand description of the instrument and answer any questions you have.