The Chancellor is a professional level instrument designed and constructed for the discerning player who is seeking a jazz guitar that produces naturally high acoustic volume levels coupled with good sustain characteristics and excellent overall tone. It is handmade in the Höfner workshops in Germany by the master luthiers.

This 17″ jazz guitar is made using fully solid maple woods which guarantees loud, sonorous tones. The top, which is hand carved, is made from selected narrow-grained spruce to produce extra sustain and further enhance the tone of this master instrument. The body features well domed arching which is brought to a flat level edge where it meets the body sides, this feature ensures that the top has a drum like quality to produce volume and tone. We fit the Chancellor with a Höfner “Diamond” Floating pick-up, set off the body and secured only to the end of the neck. This allows the whole of the top to move without interference from the pickup mounting. The pickup is controlled by volume and a tone knobs mounted on the ebony pickguard.

The Chancellor is available two finishes. The Vintage Violin finish, applied by hand in the Höfner violin workshops by master finisher. The Natural finish version features a clear coat gloss lacquer that allows the stunning grain of the wood to show. The bridge now has a brass insert for added mass which in turn gives extra sustain and warmth.

This guitar is supplied in a Höfner Deluxe case.

Please be aware that these guitars are hand made to order only. Because of the high amount of handcrafting involved delivery time can be up to twelve months from date of order.

This product ships free anywhere in Australia

Additional information


Instrument: Chancellor Thinline Natural & Violin Finish
Model: HTC-N-0 / HTC-V-0
Shape: 17" Jazz
Wood Top: Arched – Solid Hand Carved Spruce
Soundhole: Traditional F-Hole (2)
Wood Back: Arched – Solid Hand Carved Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Solid Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / Maple / Black / Maple / Black / Maple / Black
Binding Back: Black / Maple / Black / Maple / Black / Maple / Black
Binding Sides: Beech
Centerblock: None
Wood: Flame maple
Construction: One Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Traditional.
Logo and Artwork: Script & lily
Neck Joint: Hofner Traditional Set Neck
Joint At: 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB 12th Fret: 22mm
Heel Cap: Flame Maple
Wood: Ebony
Scale: 25 1/4" / 64.3cm
Nut Width: 44mm
Width At 12th Fret: 52mm
Inlays: None
Binding: Black
Side Dots: Yes
Number Of Frets: 22
Bridge Material: Ebony with brass insert base. Ebony or metal top
Type : Jazz compensated or Tunamatic
Top: Natural or Violin Shellac
Body: Natural or Violin Shellac
Neck: Natural or Violin Shellac
Tuners: Single Gold
Tuner Buttons: Ebony
Tailpiece: Ebony trapeze
Nut Material: Bone
Pickguard: Ebony
Pickup Neck: Hofner Diamond Gold Floating
Potentiometer Knobs: Black
Electrics: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 2mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 1.3mm

All Specifications subject to change


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