It's half an impulse buy (I didn't know this particular model existed a few weeks ago, and I reallly don't know if I'll like it because I've never played a guitar exactly like that), and half an itch I wanted to scratch for more than ten years, as I've recently unearthed some doodles I made of guitars exactly like this one when I was in high school.
All the pictures here :
It's and old Höfner 4550 from the late sixties!
Here's the picture that made me click "add to basket" :
It's not that hard to guess what it is :
-It's 50-ish years old
-I might want to mod it (obviously in a non-intrusive way) if I want to get weird with it, but it will be a perfectly fine guitar as is for the time being
-The band i loved in high school which made me love these kind of guitars is Queens of the stone age (can't stand most of their recent output, but I loved them back in 2007)
-Since my musical tastes have slightly evolved in the last decade, I was reminded of my love for these guitars by people like Eric Chenaux or Mary Halvorson (I won't post links in this first post, it's too easy !)