1952 Hofner 457 Archtop Guitar
The easy way of finding what else has arrived onto the website in the past few months:
by Dr. Christian Hoyer.
Hundreds of scans of the Documents discovered in the Höfner Company's own office files. These cover almost the entire history of this long-established stringed-instrument maker.
(Copyright © Karl Höfner GmbH & Co KG.)
Just about every Hofner model and model variant is illustrated in this gallery. It is therefore intended as a tool to help you identify your own Hofner.
If you own a Hofner Committee, Golden, Deluxe, President, Verithin, Senator, Club, Congress, or 500/1 Violin Bass, you can register it on this website. The details that you supply about your guitar will also be made available on the website to help us all understand further the development of that model. Other Hofner model registrations will be set up in the future.
|The Futurama Guitar Story||Ramsay McKinnon's Hofner Guitar Project|
|The Futurama Visitors' Gallery||The Hofner Workshop - Hagenau, Germany|
at the 2012 Frankfurt Musikmesse
|The Hofnerhounds 2007 Meeting|
|The Hofnerhounds 2008 Meeting|
|The Hofnerhounds 2010 Meeting|
|Famous Hofner Users||Memories of an Old Hofner Player|
|Hofner Guitar Catalogue Covers - 1931 to 1971|
|Hofner Guitar Catalogue Covers - 1972 to 1990|
|Hofner Guitar Catalogue Covers - 1991 to 2012|
|Selmer Guitar Catalogue Covers|
|Beat Instrumental Magazine Adverts|
|Selmer & Hofner in Melody Maker|
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The Complete Höfner Violin Bass Story, produced by Steve Russell & Nick Wass, is published by Centerstream Publications. It is available from several outlets worldwide, including Amazon.
Photo courtesy of Eduardo Capdeville, Mexico.
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1960 Hofner Verithin & 2003 Hofner Verythin Classic.
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