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. Edit: After trying several kinds of strings I found out that the Thomastik Infeld Plectrum AC112 are the best strings for this guitar (in my opinion). They sound fuller than the Rotosounds and last more than twice as long as the Martins. So if you have got a Hofner like mine and you wonder what strings you should buy for this guitar, try those Thomastiks.