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Hofner Ambasador For Sale for £1200.00

 13706 For Sale for £1200.00 or nearest offer.
User Jim Dunlop Category Electric Guitars
Manufacturer Hofner Location Somerset
Model Ambasador Viewed 710 times
Date Listed 03-Dec-2017 Price £1200.00 or nearest offer

Hofner Ambassador 1966

One of the rarest Hofners, only430 ever built, Ambassadors were made in Germany between 1965 and 1968 asHofner’s answer to the Gibson Barney Kessel. Features: A “Tobacco Sunburst” thinline body (just under 2"), a laminated spruce topwith flamed maple sides and a full width maple veneer on the back which has abeautiful soft marking. It has a similar multiple body binding to the Presidentand the neck and headstock are also very similar to the President, with fivelaminations of maple/mahogany/beech/mahogany/maple, and a rosewood fingerboard.Headstock is mother of pearl, vine leaf inlayed into an ebony veneer. Themachine heads are good quality open geared, and a truss rod is fitted. The tailpiece is the common Hofner "Lyre" design. The bridge is the Micro-matic, fully adjustable type, which from about 1965,was fitted as standard to most of Hofner's better quality guitars. It’s fitted with two De Armond pickups (an optional upgrade option at the time)controlled by one volume and two tone rotary pots. Pickup selection is via astandard toggle switch on the upper treble bout (replacing the original, veryflimsy, three-way selector). As far as I know that is the only non-originalpart. Unlike other Hofners, it feels sturdy and doesn’t just look like a Gibson butplays like one too.

My guitar is in very goodcosmetic condition with a few small scratches and dings as one would expect ina 51 year old instrument. I’ve owned it since 1982 and it has served me very well but, times change, andI’ve just not played it much in recent years. It’s a superb instrument anddeserves to be seen and heard more than it is in my hands.

Comes with a Thomann hard case.

All details are correct to the bestof my knowledge – if you have any questions, please do ask.

£1,200 ono