Hofner Chancellor - Violin Finish

Produktnummer: HC-V-0
EAN: 4250358615333
Chancellor 17 inch jazz guitar.



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.



Instrument: Chancellor Violin Finish  
Model: HC-V-O  
Category Term Description
Body 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
Neck 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
Fingerboard 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
Finish Top Violin Shellac
Body Violin Shellac
Neck Violin Shellac
Hardware Tuners Single Gold
Tuner Buttons Ebony
Tailpiece Ebony trapeze
Nut Material Bone
Pickguard Ebony
Pickup Neck Hofner Diamond Gold Floating 
Pickup Bridge  
Potentiometer Knobs Black
Electrics 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 2mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 1.3mm
All Specifications subject to change