Hofner Western Jumbo Acoustic Bridge Reseating + General Tidy Up

This Hofner Western Jumbo was saved from a trip to the skip (a kind donation from a friend downsizing and needing space), Bridge was coming away from the body but otherwise everything looked sound. Was bought in Liverpool in 1973 originally, one owner from new.
Before cleanup bridge lifting at rearBefore cleanup bridge lifting at rearBridge was easily unbolted and removed, glue failed 100%Bridge was easily unbolted and removed, glue failed 100%Interesting neck attach and tilt controlInteresting neck attach and tilt control After Bridge Refitted and Pickup addedAfter Bridge Refitted and Pickup addedBefore cleaning upBefore cleaning upNice headstock after cleaningNice headstock after cleaningDSC_7005Neck cleaned up with wire wool and then oiledNeck cleaned up with wire wool and then oiledFrets in pretty good shapeFrets in pretty good shapeReady for a new set of strings!Ready for a new set of strings!

One thought on “Hofner Western Jumbo Acoustic Bridge Reseating + General Tidy Up

  1. Nice work! I have one of these – bought it new in 1973/4! Needs a lot of TLC, nothing special about the sound, but I love it for the wide fretboard and slim neck. It records really well, too.

    Kelvyn

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