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Hofner CT Verythin 2018 Anitque Brown Burst - $575 (Waynesboro)

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This is a nice playing guitar. Currently set up with Thomastik Infield flatwound 10s. It's light, tuning stable, intonates well and the playability is excellent. Upper frets access like an SG. With roundwound strings, lots of jangle and the pickups love gain. The pickups are like dark/bittersweet chocolate for jazz, and take overdrive pedals well for everything else.

Some comments from the review on Guitar.com:

'There is a spruce center block, so they have the darker and more subdued tone of a typical semi-solid. They have something of a classic voicing, in a ‘Pat. No’ sort of way, with good articulation, strong mids and moderate power. Played clean, you get a nasal quack off the bridge and a more rounded and vocal tone from the neck. This eases into a thick, clear and slightly aggressive voicing as the amp is turned up. In other words, it’s a very creditable ES-335-type guitar.'

I find the very thin body more resistant to feedback at higher volumes with gain than many hollow bodies; it has less low end woof than a bigger full hollow. It's also less of an arm full to hold. It's clean; non smoking owners.


I normally prefer chunky, fat necks. Bought this guy after playing a German friend's CT. The neck is not narrow or thick. Nice shoulders; a very comfortable grip. It seems to go on forever. I can play play chords in tune at the 15th fret! It is indeed very thin; body is 1 3/16" deep. The lower bout is 16" wide. Action is low; 4 or 5 64"s at the 12th fret. I thought the fretboard markings would be confusing; they are not. I easily got used to them, and missed them on other guitars.

Includes the classy Hofner 5 latch archtop hard case. Recently added a custom smooth, beveled Walnut armrest. One ding in the forehead, front/top of the headstock. It banged against the humidity gauge mounted in the case during shipping to me. You are welcome to audition it through my amps, or bring your own. Not looking for trades. The quiver is full.

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