1970s Höfner 4579 Les Paul

Friday, April 29, 2011


For some reason (probably old European snobbery), I always find vintage Les Paul copies more interesting than the Gibson original, not only the law-suit era Japanese clones but also the many Italian or German variations, such as this Höfner 4579. Its body seems to be a little bit more slender, the mix of the scratchplate and the pickup rings is a resurgence from old 1950s German jazz guitars, and there again, the trem is unique and sexy.


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