Hofner Galaxie 176 - 1965
A lovely vintage Hofner Galaxie with a body covered in vinyl crocodile skin! The front is white crocodile textured vinyl and on the back is black crocodile textured vinyl; the back’s embossing is a bit more pronounced than the front; I love kooky 60’s guitars! Other features; there’s some nice flame on the back of the maple neck and pickups have been rewound and sound real good. There’s a trillion knobs and the electrics seem to work perfectly, which is unbelievable! (usually, there’s always one knob that does nothing!) A good-playing example to boot. Frets are in pretty decent shape with hardly any grooves and a good 50 to 60% meat left and the set-up is good too. The mute is intact and the tremolo works well. I’ve always loved the fretboard position markers on these guitars; white pearloid with a tortoiseshell stripe going through the centre; something completely different to every other guitar that we see. All in all, this is a really good instrument; everything works and it looks amazing! No case.