4572(i)
 
HOFNER MODEL 4572(i) This is another variation on the Verithin/Model 4574. It is basically a single cutaway Verithin, i.e. it has the 1.25" body depth, usually the beautiful rich red finish, but only one Venetian cutaway. Generally fitted with a very stylish tailpiece of "modernistic" design. Produced between 1961 and 1965. There was actually a Model 4572 produced in the 1970's and 80's with two "Micky Mouse" cutaways, but that was a totally different guitar.
 

Very early 1960's HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A very interesting guitar, and not just because it is one of the first 4572(i) guitars made. It is fitted with the rare and attractive Hofner type 1 white bar pickups, and...........it has twin gold stripes around the body side, just like the Colorama /162 of the same period! Even more interesting is that there is evidence of a model label having been stuck inside the body, as with the Selmer distributed guitars........particularly significant as Dave Wright, the owner, bought the 4572 second-hand from Selmer in London.
An Art Deco style tailpiece is fitted.

Owned by Dave

UK

 

c1962 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A nice early 4572(i), complete with rectangular control console and another Art Deco tailpiece.

Owned by Giovanni

Italy.

 

c1962 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

Another example of an early 4572(i), complete with rectangular control console and yet another Art Deco tailpiece. The label on the rear of the headstock says, Socaro Paris.

 

Owned in

UK

 

c1962 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

An early 4572(i), complete with modified rectangular control console and a simple trapeze style tailpiece.

Owned in

Germany

 

 

c1962 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A nice early 4572(i), complete with rectangular control console and another Art Deco tailpiece.

Owned in

Argentina.

 

 

c1963-65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

An example with the later four rotary control knobs , the tuners have been changed to a set of 3 per strip Schallers.

Owned in

Germany

 

c1963-65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

An example with the later four rotary control knobs instead of the rectangular console.

Owned in

Germany

 

 

c1963 -65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

Another example with the later four rotary control knobs instead of the rectangular console.

Owned in

Germany

 

c1963-65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A nice example with the later four rotary control knobs and a Hofner tremolo, appears to have a 3 way switch near to the tremolo

Owned in

Germany

 

c1963-65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

Another example with the later four rotary control knobs instead of the rectangular console.

Owned by Sandra and Gerhard

Germany

 

c1963-65 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

An example with the later four rotary control knobs instead of the rectangular console. Missing the pick guard it has a rather unusual tailpiece, not a Hofner fitting. Currently under restoration.
Owned by Kasper Norballe.

Denmark.

 

1966 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A more typical 1966 4572, with its red finish and twin Type 511 pickups. This one has 3 rotary knobs and a 3 way selector switch.

The pot dates are 395, and 226.

An immaculate example

Owned by Geoff Walton.

Queensland

Australia.

 

Mid '60s HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A well modified guitar, the pickups have been swopped out and a selector switch replaces one of the pots. A non standard bigsby is also fitted.

Owned by

Ernie

Germany

 

1965 HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

A single pickup version finished in brown sunburst.

An unusual example

Owned by Glynne

South Wales.

 

Mid '60s HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

An early guitar with the lovely Art Deco tailpiece. Unfortunately some one has painted the top of the guitar with white emulsion paint!

Rescued and refurbished for pictures of the renewed look please click on the picture.

Owned by Wolfgang

Germany

 

Mid '60s HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

Another modified guitar, seems to have been modified from an Epiphone parts bin

Owned in

France

 

 

Mid '60s HOFNER MODEL 4572(i)

2 Duesenberg Little Toaster pickups that fit exactly into the original frames.
New wiring ( The PUs go to the 3-way switch and then to the volume knob.
Thus the full power goes to the output jack. The top two potentiometers are not used. )

Owned in

Germany

 

 

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