Oh dear, very classy looking indeed: agreed:
Höfner actually made quite a few special instruments over the times, and don't write off the stock pickup; they made some very good sounding pickups.
I agree this would likely be great for jazz.
From the looks, I'd say 25.5" scale. Pity the lower cutaway wasn't done deeper..
Oh, and it's got a modern sexy no-heel neck/body transition too..
Now, tune this thing B1...A4 or A1...G4 (as I do with my Riot), and it could be really sweet.
I'm getting horny
Do note the double jacks! The neck pickup is six strings, and it has an additional bass pickup about halfways for the lower two strings; hense the two jacks.
Clearly intended for jazzy chops, playing melody on the upper six strings and bass lines on the lower two.
Being quite special, maybe not an instrument to mod-mess with, but then again, maybe it won't ever reach a high-price status, so..
If it was me, I would simply add piezo's to the bridge saddles, rewire the controls for separate pickup and piezo controls, and have me a nice classy jazzy thingy, which could be restored with no damages done.