This all leads to a heavy guitar with limited sound quality and battery endurance.It would seem that they were not a success and hence, just as with the Fledermausguitarre, the model had disappeared within months.
Fitted with either one (Model 125 & 127) or two (Model 126 & 128) pickups.
The 125 & 126 were the budget Clubs The 127 and 128 was the deluxe versions. This guitar can really only be considered as barely more than an experimental model.
It did actually appear in the "New Guitars" supplementary price list of Spring 1960 together with the Fledermaus guitar, but not in the main Hofner price list.
The following picture-sets of Hofner archtop and semi-acoustic guitars have been sent to me over the years by their owners.
This has allowed me to present a much greater range of models and vintages than encompassed by my own collection, and maybe this will help other visitors to the site to identify and date their own Hofner.
Click on the underlined heading for each guitar to view photographs of that particular example.Often called "Cluib-Style" or simply "Club" guitars as that was the name given by Selmer to the UK equivalent instruments.I haven't been able to find any reference to it in any Hofner catalogue.Very few are in existence, and the controls and electrical circuitry seem to vary between examples.Walter Hofner was very interested in guitar circuitry, and this was no doubt just one of his projects.The 1260 was basically a 126 Club-Style guitar fitted with a transistorised amplifier circuit, a battery, and a small loudspeaker.