John scored this on eBay
in February of 2005, and it's a stunning instrument, in terrific
condition, especially for it's age (either 1968 or 1969). The
Model #11 was built using Höfner-made components, and was based on the
Höfner 191i guitar/bass and similar models. This is a classic
example of what Carvin was doing in the late 60's. In addition to
the maple Hofner necks and body, the Model #11 featured Carvin's
AP-Series pickups, and an optional Bigsby Vibrato (indicated by the "B"
For more on this model,
see 1969 Guitars.