Jimmy Page is seen in this video from April 6, 1958 performing "Mama Don't Want Me To Play Any Skiffle No More", on a BBC children's program from 1958. Jimmy is playing a 1958 Hofner President Acoustic Archtop as confirmed by [Pro Guitar Shop](http://proguitarshop.com/andyscorner/the-guitars-of-jimmy-page) and [Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand](http://www.led-zeppelin.org/studio-and-live-gear/1040).more
George Harrison can be seen using a Hofner President Archtop guitar in this photo. According to [The Beatles Gear](http://thebeatlesgear.com/55_president.html), this was George's first "good guitar". He paid 30 pounds for it, with a bit of help from his mother. He also put on a pickup, just to increase the volume of the guitar. He later swapped this guitar for a Hofner Club 40 instead.more
This was my first real guitar. I have got the German version (not distributed by Selmer London) of this guitar. Although the neck is a bit concave it still plays great. But with .011 Rotosounds the tone of the guitar gets quite trebly. Next time I will thy those fabled Martin MEC-12. Hopefully they will sound richer.