1958 Hofner Congress Archtop

Excellent example of this budget but timeless 50’s design.

The lack of a truss rod means it’s generally down to luck if you find one that plays well.

This one was a strange combination of being aesthetically excellent but incredibly high action. It suggests a well cared for life, but in plenty of warm environments!

A lovely guitar to look at, that never played anywhere near as well as my battered 1956 of the same model.

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