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The Hofner CT Club is a semi-hollow electric guitar that provides warm, full tone and the brightness to make individual notes sing. The CT Club has a spruce top and eye-popping flamed maple back and sides. A strong, set maple neck is carved in a comfortable C shape, so you can play the CT Club guitar all night long. Two Hofner mini humbucker pickups kick out plenty of volume and sparkle, whether you're wowing a jazz crowd or getting a little funky with your wah-wah pedal.
Hofner has a real affinity with the archtop acoustic jazz guitar. From the early '50s, Hofner set standards for archtop design and manufacture with many famous guitar models such as the Senator, President and Golden Hofner, all of which are now collectors' items.
The Hofner tradition is carried forward today with their current range of jazz guitars and the Verythin family of guitar models.
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Reviewed by 28 customers
this guitar is really different, not to bad for the price. i new that it would not play and sound as good as my fender strat, but the fender cost alot more too. i change the strings and that made a big difference. it takes some getting use to, the knobs and switches are way different than the norm. i dont regrett buying it, its fun the play around with.
I love that its light; my LP is getting too heavy to enjoy. Build quality is perfect; setup quality.....not so good, but that's normal, I think. Neck had a huge bow that took a half a turn to settle down, the intonation was pretty good (with the ebony bridge), and the action was VERY high. All of this was easy to deal with, and the neck is now straight, thin and very comfortable. IT has a cool, P-90-ish sort of tone; this from mini-humbuckers. The controls are.....weird, but I think I have them figured out, and there is a good enough tonal range to play with. I really like this thing. Now to find a case for it........(LP cases won't work; this thing is too deep for them).
I was considering this guitar for several months the burst finish one and just could not find one to try out locally. After reviews and studying specs I finally decided that I knew about what it would sound like, look like, feel like, etc. (or hoped I was close anyway). I ordered one and it turned out I was pretty close. The first impression met my expectations with only one exception, where the pickguard attaches to the body/neck area it does in fact use a small brad/nail as one reviewer complained about. No big deal at all there to carefully replace with a small chrome screw eventually. All other things about this little gem blew me away. First it weighs ONLY 6lbs.(! great!), is an example of understated beauty with pretty nice craftsmanship, has very uniquely likeable controls and all noiseless electronics, pickups and controls can blend a wide variety of sound types/tones and sound quality is very boutiqueish. The muddiness described by some can be found on many neck humbucker guitars, but can be blended away with controls on the guitar and sometimes that IS the sound I want for a jazzy blend. The negatives: I could only spot two of the most insignificant finish flaws that are virtually undetectable, it does slightly want to lean away from you when strapped but mainly a result of the forward strap button location, uhhhhhhhhhh. I can't think of any others and have to say that this guitar can duplicate many fine retro, blues, rock, country, pop, and metal tones from my (tube) amp. It is my main guitar and I am so glad I got a new one (vs used). Anyone who plays a wide variety of genres should spring for this niffty lil diamond.
I like it, worth the price. Had to send the first one back for finish flaws. Replacement was flawless! I don't regret buying this guitar for a minute. Very good neck for me. Great lead/bridge pickup sound. neck pickup needs some work.
I ordered this guitar on impulse about a month ago. I liked it right out of the box, and I like it more and more every time I pick it up. As others have said, it plays like a dream and the build quality is outstanding. The minihumbuckers will take you just about anywhere you want to go sonically. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the bridge pickup even has a decent amount of twang to it. Yeah, the control panel is a little funky but it doesn't take long to get used to it and besides it really just adds to the charm of this great little guitar. I got the cherry finish,which is absolutely gorgeous. I am totally happy with this guitar.
This guitar is amazing. This is my first Hofner, and it blows out any other guitar I have owned.
First off, for those of you looking for a case for this guitar, I found one that fits. The Silver Creek Vintage Archtop LP-Style Guitar Case fits this guitar perfectly. The guitar fits snugly and does not rattle around. I am able to close the case with a thin silk strap on the guitar, but not with a heavy 3-inch leather strap. I have to remove the leather strap before putting the guitar in the case. I plan to install strap locks to make this task easier.Gibson style LP cases are too shallow for this guitar. The Hofner Club fits into the cases but the lids will not close. Epiphone style LP cases are too big and would allow the guitar to rattle around. The Silver Creek Vintage Archtop LP-Style case is the only case that I could find to fit the CT Club.As far as the guitar goes, it is awesome for the price. It plays like a dream. It comes set up ready to play with a Tun-O-Matic style metal bridge. Hofner also includes a traditional wood bridge if you prefer. The controls are a bit limited but suit me fine. The Club is comfortable to play for my smaller frame (I am 5' tall). I own the the cherry and it is very beautiful. It is hard to believe that I could get such a nice guitar at this price. Sure it might now sound as good as a high end guitar, but I will probably never be able spend thousands of dollars on a guitar.I found several videos of people playing this guitar on the Web, which helped me decide on purchasing it.If this guitar was lost of destroyed, I would immediately go out and buy another one.
I own a 1962 Club I got new when I was 10 years old. I bought this Chinese copy for comparison. It's a lot heavier than my original which I've played for almost 50 hrs. The new one's electronics are good, maybe better than what's on the '62 model. But the feel and playability isn't anything like the older model. I like the new one, and it's a pretty good guitar for not much money. But it doesn't compare favorably with the 1962 Hofner Club I got in Germany for my birthday all those years ago (and which I still have). Although I have 20 or more guitars today, I do continue to have a strong sentimental attachment to the "Club."
This Guitar is pretty good... I normally play a Fender Strat. I never was a huge fan of the Les Paul body style until I got this guitar. The weight distribution between the neck and the body is pretty even and still is pretty light. I am not a huge fan of the controls that is why it was given a 4 on features. But it is nice, I just have not figured it out yet. It is a little high with the mix on it... I tour with a worship band and this guitar is def going with us
I just got this guitar from UPS earlier today, and right out of the box it sounded pretty darn good. No problems with fret buzz, broken nobs, or weird tonal issues. I was really surprised with how awesome the quality of the guitar not only looked, but felt and sounded. Between the perfect intonation, the warmth of the tones, and the classic build of the guitar, you'd never guess it was made in China.As other people have said before, the rhythm setting is a bit muddy, but I'm not sure I would have played much on that setting regardless. Every other setting sounds fantastic. It sounds much better than many of the more expensive guitars I've played.I paid $239 for the slightly used one, and it didn't look or feel used in the least. I bought it because I thought it would be a good deal, but now I have a guitar that I really love, as opposed to one that was just good for the price.