1955 Höfner – President 457 S 2 – ID 1871
A full hollow German Jazzbox, in excellent original condition.
The paint has fine hairline cracks, here and there of course minor paint damage.
After all, the instrument is already over 60 years old. One belt pin is missing, see picture.
In this condition probably unique on this planet.
The year of manufacture is estimated.
Neck: C-shaped 3 piece maple neck with pearl inlay on the neck heel.
Double bound rosewood fingerboard is in terrific shape with no visible pitting, and replacement frets have a ton of life left in them.
Pearl and tortoise headstock overlay with pearl truss rod cover.
Gold open gear strip tuners with pearl buttons. 1 11/16″ nut width with zero fret. 25 1/2″ scale length.
Neck is straight and plays great up and down the length of the fingerboard.
Electronics: Dual Hofner 510 pickups with pearl spackled electronics panel. Dual teacup volume knobs, and rhythm/solo, bass, and treble switches.
Weight: 2260 gram