#1
I've found what I think to be a Hofner president or 457 acoustic. It looks a lot like the one on the right.
It's on sale at a local second hand store for 350 dollars australian. Does anyone know exactly what it is and how much it's worth? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Last edited by smokin_joe at Mar 3, 2009,
#2
Can you peer into the sound holes to find a sticker? Any markingis anywhere.

I'd be careful with the old roundtops. I almost bought one for $200, but then when I checked the book value on it it was only for $50.00 even though it was an antique.

I think the hofner COULD be worth something.. it's tough to know without the year. Maybe hofner themselves could help you identify it.

CANADA:
Hofner Canada
417 Roehampton Avenue
Toronto, ON
Canada M4P1S3
Tel: +1 416 440 4031

Email: hofnercanada@ca.inter.net
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#3
I'm seeing a huge range in values for the hofner. From a measly $100 to as much as $700 or $800. I even see a President at over $2000.

I'm thinking I'd prolly take the risk as it's not a huge amount of money to lose, and at worst it's a great looking antique to have around.

Post back what you decide to do, or if you get for info on the instrument.
2001 Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Black/Gold
2008 Alvarez-Yairi DY40C
2004 Taylor 310
Marshall AVT275

Ex guits 2002 Ovation Elite, 1995 Seagull 12 BC Rich Gunslinger Snakeskin Various Yamaha Various Sammick Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone ES