President (1953-72)

Hofner Model President.

Available only through Selmer. Introduced 1953/4 and withdrawn 1972. This was the middle range archtop produced from quality timbers. An electric version was introduced in 1957. A thinline electric was then introduced 1959. The President had a 16.25" lower bout. The model was fitted with solid or laminated carved spruce tops and had laminated flamed maple back and sides. The 'Compensator' tailpiece was always used. Overall it was a strong, good looking, purposeful guitar. The European equivalents are the 457 and 4570 (thinline).

Many Presidents survive in private collections.

President Acoustic 1955 President Electric 1959 President Acoustic 1961

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