The modern Verythins
the beginning of the year 2000,a new archtops range was launched these
beautiful guitars manage to retain a real link to the great guitars of
the '60s and '70s. The Verythin Standard, Classic, and Vintage were introduced
and in addition to the German-made guitars listed above, Hofner are now
introducing a range of semi-acoustic guitars made at their facility in
THE HOFNER VERYTHIN CLASSIC
Same body as the old Verithin, with its 1.25" side width, and those stunning "slash" soundholes A laminated spruce top this time, but with a solid spruce sustain block fitted inside the body, this must help to prevent the feedback problems of the old Verithin. Gold plating and ebony fingerboard looks perfect on the Verythin. The available finish on the Classic is Natural Blonde, and a coil tap facility is now provided
Some additional specs
VERYTHIN CLASSIC V1 scale - 25.5", fingerboard - ebony, block inlays, neck - rock maple, asymmetrical carve top, - laminated spruce rims, - laminated "anigree" (African maple) back, - laminated "anigree" (African maple) block, - solid spruce slash-style soundholes, pickups - Schaller mini-humbuckers, gold-plated tuners/bridge - Shaller roller bridge, gold-plated trapeze tailpiece - ABM, gold-plated coil-tapping style wiring binding/purfling - multiple layers
VERYTHIN CLASSIC V2 pickups - Schaller mini-humbuckers, gold-plated, set into body slightly tuners/bridge - bridge changed to Shaller tune-o-matic, gold-plated revised neck set.
. Note: The Verythin Classic is now produced with the "vine" style headstock inlay, similar to the 1960's Verithin.
THE HOFNER VERYTHIN JS MODEL
The John Stowell Signature model, fitted with a single humbucker pickup. Ebony fittings and gold plated pickup and tuners, and the guitar can be supplied in either a Natural Finish or in the Violin Varnish as shown.
THE HOFNER VERYTHIN STANDARD
The same basic construction as used for the Verythin Classic, but with a stop-tailpiece instead of the Classic's "Harp" style tailpiece, F-holes instead of "slash" soundholes, no coil tap facility, and nickel plated hardware. A much more affordable guitar, which has now been fitted with standard size humbucker pickups after 2004.
VERYTHIN STANDARD V2 fingerboard - rosewood, double dots block - solid spruce pickups - Schaller full-sized humbuckers, nickel-plated
VERYTHIN STANDARD V3 (last version) fingerboard - rosewood, single dots block - solid mahogany pickups - Schaller full-sized humbuckers, nickel-plated revised neck set
HOFNER VERYTHIN VINTAGE
A Verythin with the traditional Hofner rectangular control panel ( - two volume controls, two individual pickup selector switches, and a series/parallel switch for the neck pickup).
A big plus the beautiful antique violin varnish finish.
Contemporary Series Verythin
Verythin guitar body shape. Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays.
Verythin Special Edition
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves
Hofner's three-pickup Verythin, produced for a short period in 2009 and 2010 as a reminder of the three-pickup Hofner 4575 model produced in the late 1960's and early 1970's. The Classic's main features were adopted, without the gold-plating, and the three mini-humbuckers were controlled by a master volume rotary control, two tone controls, and a three-way pickup selector. Each tone control has a centre notch (position 5), with conventional control over the bridge and neck pickups taking place from 1 to 5, with blending in of the middle pickup occurring between 5 to 10. A lovely rich brown sunburst was the standard finish. Pearloid buttons on the tuners of the production guitars seem to have replaced the metal buttons of the early examples. This guitar was replaced by the similar three-pickup Verythin "Custom" in the 2010 catalogue.
From 2000 Hofner instruments received new serial numbers with six digits:
The first digit means the year of manufaction,
the second and third the month,
fourth and fifth the day, the sixth is the number of the guitar made this
The number in the picture is
2000, November 8th. First guitar made that day.