Hofner 172

Posted on: 25th January 2014

Hello Guy

The guitar that you show in your gallery as a Hofner 172, is in fact a Hofner Super Solid 2. It looks like one of the pickups is not original. My guess is that you have a 1963 model (as it does not have the later added micromatic bridge), and the bridge pickup comes from a later (1964) model. I had this same model myself in the mid-60s, and more recently acquired the exact same model (for posterity!).

I hope you don’t mind me being pedantic!

Best wishes