Forget all the factory "relic-ed" guitars that are sold these days. This is the
A 1963 Hofner 173 Solid Guitar, loved and still played by Gil Vehezkel.
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RECENT ADDITIONS TO THIS WEBSITE
Hofner-Branded Effect Pedals: Fact File (19 Aug 2019)
Late-1940's Hofner 456 Archtop (7 Aug 2019)
1959 Hofner Colorama II Solid (25 July 2019)
c1937 Hofner Primus 462 Archtop Guitar (4 July 2019)
1956 Hofner 499(i) Acoustic Guitar (26 June 2019)
2019 Hofner "Colorama Super" Prototype (7 June 2019)
1960 Hofner 500/3 Bass Guitar (30 May 2019)
Late-1970's Hofner 4914-b Acoustic Guitar (29 May 2019)
1966 Hofner 4600 Thinline Guitar (27 May 2019)
1963/64 Hofner 175 Solid Guitar (15 May 2019)
1957/58 Hofner 125 Club-Style (15 May 2019)
1967 Hofner Verithin "66" Thinline (11 May 2019)
1965 Keller/Hofner 455/S Acoustic Archtop (29 April 2019)
2019 Hofner Club 60 - John McNally Model (25 April 2019)
c2013 Two Hofner Colorama CT Solids (24 April 2019)
The Karl Hofner Company Archives (20 April 2019)
c1952 Hofner 457 Archtop Guitar (20 April 2019)
1962 Hofner 173 Solid (19 April 2019)
c1950 Hofner 455 Acoustic Archtop (9 April 2019)
c1958 Hofner 162 Solid Guitar (26 March 2019)
1984 Hofner S10-3 Solid Guitar (26 March 2019)
1963 Hofner Violin Bass (26 March 2019)
1961/62 Hofner 161 Electric Guitar
The Jeremy Davis Hofner Violin Bass Collection (8 March 2019)
1964 Hofner Violin Bass (4 March 2019)
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|
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|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.
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