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Later models have gold decal, but throughout the whole range of models it can be found on some and missing on others.
Sometimes the dates are quite difficult to find......... (See the Fact File on Body Dates in Steve Russell's website.) A quick word on laminated tops: Hofner adopted differing thicknesses of the laminates and these may be two, three or five-ply.Perhaps this had something to do with the overall thickness of the guitar body which is only 50mm.......? The first type of label has stylized Hofner name in fine style with a wave and dot border all round.