Just wanted to show off my old hofner. I bought it off trademe, our New Zealand equivilent to ebay, about a month ago. Seems that it is a 457s from late 50s. It is pretty rough and has a few holes in it, damaged neck at some stage, and unfortunately the bridge and tailpiece are not original. Nor was the ugly pickguard that it had, but I removed that straight away. I kinda would have liked it to have had the original bridge and tailpiece but I don't mind at all how rough it is. It has a great dirty tone and I am loving it. Nearly wearing my fingers out with the high action and baseball bat neck but it is cool.