Electric Guitars/hofner neck


Hi Johnny

        I own a hofner committee 1958 serial no 2956, what i dont understand is the neck on my model has only got 20 frets whereas every other one i,ve seen has 22. I,ve checked the guitar through a magnifying glass and cant find any visual marks anywhere that leads to a neck shortening ,everything looks as it should be  no joins in binding etc, i wonder if you could shed any light on this, have you ever heard of a 20 fret version. I would be very grateful for your opinion, thankyou in advance.

         regards  Tony

Hey Tony,

Thanks for writing! Hofner did make 20 fret guitars (and still does)! some of the 1958 models can fetch $1,500. Can you send me a photograph of the guitar? This will help me get you an accurate value and further information. Write back...Johnny

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I can answer questions regarding playing, guitar models, guitar construction, amplifiers, effects, starting a band, recording and touring. As the Guitarist and singer for No Alternative I have recorded a number of albums, singles and CDs as well as extensive touring. I can also answer questions about starting a band and recording.


I have been a guitar player for 26 years. I play and tour with No Alternative. With a number of CDs out there are also 14 bands that have recorded my songs.


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B.S., Organic Chemistry

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