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Another way of finding out the approximate year of manufacture, is by looking at the potentiometers. Loosen the two screws holding the controlplate, turn it upside down and you will find some numbers. 250K is the impedance of the potentiometer, but it is the number to the right you should take a closer look at. From 1958 and onwards Hofner potentiometers where stamped with two or three digits, for example 309, where the first digits stands for week and the last digit indicates year of manufacture. In this case week 30, 1959. Note however that this not necessarily means a guitar made in 1959, only that the potentiometer was made that year. We also know that there where fairly long transition periods when old parts where mixed with newer parts. Therefor instruments manufactured during the same year can have different configurations in terms of pickups and controls.


Violin dating

Violin dating