Hofner Leader GreenLine

Produktnummer: H4800-HGL-N-0
EAN: 4250358621419
Hofner Leader GreenLine electric guitar



Flag Handmade in Germany.

The Leader guitar range has been developed to offer the player an instrument that has tremendous tonal capabilities, is lightweight and a visually stunning double cutaway. For over 24 years Höfner has been producing the Green Line range of classical guitars, and now we have added H4800-HGL Leader.

One of our aims with this instrument has been to eliminate as much plastic as possible and to use an environmentally friendly finish. To this end, the plastics used in the head plate, truss rod cover, heel plate, nut, pickup surrounds, dot markers and body binding have all been replaced with non-endangered walnut wood. The tuners and buttons are now metal which can easily be recycled. It is finished in a light wax coat which is not poisonous to the environment and also very easy to repair should that be needed in the future.

The idea of recycling a guitar may seem a little odd and we are not expecting you to recycle your guitar very soon, in fact, we hope you will keep it and use it for many, many years. But there will come a time, be that long into the future when its useful life has ended, and it needs to be recycled. With almost no plastics this guitar can more easily be recycled than most traditional electric guitars. We think this is important and we believe that you do too.

The Leader guitar range has been developed to offer the player an instrument that has tremendous tonal capabilities, is lightweight and a visually stunning double cutaway. 

The Green Line version, like all Leader models, is a semi hollow body construction but incorporates a solid spruce centre block, for better sustain and to avoid feedback. The semi hollow body makes for a lightweight instrument that can happily be played for hours. The centre block is a unique Höfner design that allows us to build the guitar without creating any opening in the back to install the potentiometer and switch. 

We have fitted pickups from a small Bavarian company, NoWaxx, dedicated to producing the very best hand-wound products. At the neck is a classic P90 while at the bridge is a beefy humbucker, both of which were created exclusively to our specifications. These two allow the player an extensive range of tones to suit every mood. Part of the design brief was to keep the controls simple but effective. The Leader Green Line has a master volume and a three-way switch. The tuners are of the enclosed type, from Schaller. A traditional stop tailpiece and tunamatic bridge are used to give the best tonal characteristics for this type of guitar.

The Leader Green Line offers you a truly versatile guitar: simple, uncluttered, lightweight, effective and beautiful.



Instrument: Leader Green Line
Model: H4800-HGL-0
Category Term Description  
Body Shape Leader  
Wood Top Maple  
Soundhole  No  
Wood Back Maple  
Wood Sides Maple  
Binding Top Walnut  
Binding Back Walnut  
Binding Sides Walnut  
Centerblock Mahagoni  
Neck Wood Flame Maple  
Construction One Piece  
Headstock Shape Hofner Traditional   
Logo and Artwork Hofner logo inset - made of wood  
Neck Joint Hofner Traditional Set Neck  
Joint At 17th Fret  
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm  
Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel 23mm  
Heel Cap Walnut  
Fingerboard Wood Walnut  
Scale 25.5" / 648mm  
Nut Width 43mm  
Width At 12th Fret 53mm  
Inlays No  
Binding Walnut  
Side Dots Yes - wooden  
Number Of Frets    
Bridge Material Nickel  
Type Tune-o-matic  
Finish Top Natural wax  
Body Natural wax  
Neck Natural wax  
Hardware Tuners Schaller M6  
Tuner Buttons Nickel / Schaller  
Tailpiece Nickel  
Nut Material Bone  
Pickguard No  
Pickup Neck NoWaxx Hofner P90 with walnut frame  
Pickup Bridge NoWaxx exclusive Humbucker with walnut frame  
Potentiometer Knob Walnut  
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 2mm  
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 1.3mm  
All specifications are subject to change