Hofner 463 (1961). This mahogany bodied German archtop model 463 with ornate purfling was introduced in 1951. It has a solid spruce top, one piece ribbon mahogany back and ribbon maohgany sides. The body size is 16", the neck is five piece (maple, mahogany, maple, mahogany, maple), and it has a 25.5 scale length. Note the ebony, height-adjustable, compensated bridge with adjustable fret-wire inserts, the Hofner Logo gold decal on upper bass bout, and the clear pickguard.