More than 10 years ago, I bought a Hofner archtop body that had apparently been sitting in an attic of the old factory. Stuffed inside was a newspaper in German from 1964. I have worked out that this was probably a Hofner model 4560. I also purchased a neck with fretboard that may or may not have actually been paired with the guitar. I’ve finished most of the project (binding, cutting neck pocket, adding headstock verneer, etc.) and should be able to finish up once the humbucking pickup mounting holes have been routed.
As a big departure from the original, I used pieces of mother-of-pearl and abalone that were left over after the shapes from other projects were cut out. It seems to fit a sort of art deco look to the guitar.