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Vintage & Used Instruments - Flat-top Guitars
HOFNER MODEL 496 WESTERN (1970's)

HOFNER MODEL 496 WESTERN (1970's)
VG-EC except needs some work, (dress frets, reglue pickguard, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), jumbo-style, 16-1/4" lower bout, Arizona Sunset burst finish on spruce top with flamed maple back and sides (top has been oversprayed), bolt-on 5-piece maple neck with ebony fingerboard (neck heel was broken and repaired), pearl split parallelogram inlays, 22 frets plus "zero" fret, body, neck, headstock and soundhole bound with white pearloid, b-w-b-w-b top and back purfling, b-w headstock and fingerboard purfling, replacement bridge with bone saddle (several repairs around bridge), black plastic pickguard with pearl inlay of vine and flowers, black headstock overlay with vine and logo inlay, 3-on-a-plate gold tuners with pearloid buttons, 1-11/16" nut width, ~25-1/4" scale, made in Germany, with teardrop shaped HSC (red lining)
20U-13022... - No longer available -
body-front (click)
front-detail-2 (click)
front-detail-3 (click)
front-detail (click)
front (click)
back (click)
body-back (click)
bridge (click)
case-open (click)
case (click)
fretboard (click)
headstock-back (click)
headstock-front (click)
heel (click)
pickguard (click)
side (click)
soundhole (click)


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