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.