Verithin "66" Florentine

Serial number range 1000-1415

 

At the end of 1965 Hofner introduced a slightly different Verithin, same 1 1/4" body thickness, but now with Florentine horns, this guitar was also available as a Stereo guitar, catalogue number 5138. This stereo guitar sold for £80 guineas[ £80 and 80 shillings in old money!] The standard guitar was £65 guineas.

So far only one stereo versions has been discovered.

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Blackey

UK

Serial Number 1036

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Michael

Victoria

Australia

Serial Number 1041

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Derek

Scotland

Serial Number 1051

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1054

 

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 1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1056

 

 

 

   

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Gordon

Scotland

Serial Number 1076

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

At the end of 1965, Selmer asked Hofner to change the UK Verithin from double Venetian cutaways to Florentine. This is an immaculate example of this variant.

Owned by Bob.

USA.

Serial Number 1082

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1102

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

Australia

Serial Number 1103

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Bernard

UK

Serial Number 1110

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1112

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Factory-fitted with a Bigsby unit.

Owned in UK

By Alan

Serial Number 1123

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Similar to the one above, but factory-fitted with a Bigsby unit.

Owned by Marc

Netherlands

Serial Number 1140

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A well used example

Owned by

Leon

UK

Serial Number 1151

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN "66"

A very nicely restored '66.

Owned in

Belgium

Serial Number 1152

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by David

UK

Serial Number 1163

 

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by

Peter

UK

Serial Number 1170

 

 

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by R. Lewis

UK

Serial Number 1171

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN "66"

A very special '66.

This one is a stereo.
The only Florentine stereo that I have recorded here
It needs a little work to bring it back to life, but we await with interest to see how 1187 turns out.
More pics to follow

Owned by James

Australia

Serial Number 1187

 

1966 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A hacked example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1202

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1112

 

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1966 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Marc

Belgium

Serial Number 1273

 

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1966 HOFNER VERITHIN "66"

Rather than the "Deluxe" title on the body label, this guitar has the Model Name Verithin 5137. (5137 was the Selmer catalogue number, for the Verithin "66" as it was now known in the catalogue.)

Owned by Roger

Western Australia

Serial Number 1281

 

1966 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by Jim

UK

Serial Number 1285

 

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1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1286

 

No pictures yet

 

1966 HOFNER VERITHIN "66"

A left hand Verithin '66, not seen one of these before, seems to have had some re arrangement to the pots to make it a 4 pot system and a pickup selector switch has been added as well.
I wonder if this one was originally a sterio?
The tailpiece and tuners are not authentic.

Owned by Ross

UK.

Serial Number not known

 

1966 HOFNER VERITHIN "66"

Rather than the "Deluxe" title on the body label, this guitar also has the Model Name Verithin 5137. (No 5137 was the Selmer catalogue number, for the Verithin "66" as it was now known in the catalogue.)

Owned in

UK.

Serial Number 1287

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

This guitar is at the changeover from 4 pots to 3 pots and a pickup selector

Owned by

David

UK

Serial Number 1288

 

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Owned by

Alfred Faure

Malta

Serial Number 1299

No pictures yet

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Three pot version with 3 way switch and blade pickups.
Formerly owned by Steve in Liverpool

Now owned by Geoff Walton

Queensland

Australia

Serial Number 1301

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned by D.

UK

Serial Number 1331

 

No pictures yet

 

   

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Three pot version with 3 way switch and blade pickups.

Owned by Retrosoundaudio

UK

Serial Number 1343

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE Body

A '66 deluxe body for restoration

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1367

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

There are two numbers typed on the label the first is 1372, the second is Verithin 5137 [the catalogue number for the Florentine Verithin '66].
Another lovely Verithin'66

Owned in

Belgium

Serial Number 1372

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1380

 

No pictures yet

 

1971 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Again there are two numbers typed on the label,first is the serial number1409, the second is Verithin 5137 [the catalogue number for the Florentine Verithin '66].

The first brown burst '66 on my website, maybe they started in the last year of production of Verithin guitars for the Selmer company

Owned by

Alan

Serial Number 1409

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

A nice example of a Verithin Deluxe '66

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 1414

 

No pictures yet

 

1971 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Again there are two numbers typed on the label,first is the serial number1415, the second is Verithin 5137 [the catalogue number for the Florentine Verithin '66]. This is probably the last Verithin to leave the Hofner factory, bound for Selmer in the UK. The serial number is just beyond the last number on the Selmer chart on the Hofner site.

Owned by

Ian

Adelaide

South Australia

Serial Number 1415

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

Three pot version with 3 way switch and blade pickups.

Owned in

Australia

Serial Number?

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN DELUXE

This one has had some modifications by John Birch.
An extra pot added along with a three way pickup selector.

Owned in

UK

Serial Number?

 

 

A Verithin Deluxe for restoration

 

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