This particular model is the 172(i), made the 40th week of 1963.
It suits my playing style nicely. This guitar will go from clean bluesy tones to punk/rock tones.
This is not a professional guitar, although most models should be quite adequate for amateur players.
I need a travel guitar which lead me buying this. It sounds better than I expected. The humbucker is loud but the clean tone a bit bright. It's not a problem because it can be adjusted.
I play all types of music and because this guitar is so versatile, it is great for everything. The design, the finish, the sound, the performance - everything is amazing and well worth the price.
Hofner made a very limited number of these special, limited edition Verythin CT's. Only around 100 where made in the Walnut finish with the bigbsy.