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By the way, the name "Thinline Club" is my own designation, as I have no idea as to the correct model name under which they were retailed.A very rare guitar that does seem to be an attempt at recreating the "Club" style of a small single cutaway semi-acoustic.Walter Hofner was very interested in guitar circuitry, and this was no doubt just one of his projects.The 1260 was basically a 126 Club-Style guitar fitted with a transistorised amplifier circuit, a battery, and a small loudspeaker.It was then transfigured into the second version of the 4579, which was a solid body guitar, based even more on the G..Les Paul concept.(See Solid Guitars Gallery) Bottom of the range archtop made between the mid-1950's and the early 1980's.Manufactured between around 1953 and the 1980's, over which time Hofner produced many variations on the theme.
Traditional archtop styling, but with laminated maple tops and (slightly) flamed maple top and sides.
I haven't been able to find any reference to it in any Hofner catalogue.
Very few are in existence, and the controls and electrical circuitry seem to vary between examples.
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Often called "Cluib-Style" or simply "Club" guitars as that was the name given by Selmer to the UK equivalent instruments.
This all leads to a heavy guitar with limited sound quality and battery endurance.