Welcome to the Registration Page for the Hofner Archtop Bass Models

- Hofner 500/3, 500/5, Senator Bass, and President Bass Models


The Hofner Committee, President, and Violin Bass Registers on this website have proved to be very popular and successful. It is therefore time to extend the registration scheme to other popular Hofner guitar models. 

If you fill in the details of your archtop bass here and it will appear on the register located on this website within a few days. 

Please do spare a few minutes to fill in the form - it's a simple matter of picking from check boxes and drop lists, and typing in some basic information. All of the items listed should be able to be ascertained by a glance at your guitar - no complex measurements or specialist knowledge required - just a bit of observation of what's in front of you. It's for you to simply select the correct/relevant option from the drop-list in each case. 

The idea is to gauge how many were produced, over what time-span, and also to monitor some of the detail changes that the guitars underwent as the years went by. By filling in all the details on the form, you can help us build up a bigger picture, and when the information you provide is collated, you'll be able to see just how and where your guitar fits in.

 The model name and serial number for UK Selmer-distributed models is typed or written on a label located inside the body below the Bass F-hole. If your guitar does not have such a label with a Serial Number on it, then it is almost certainly a guitar that was sold by Hofner in another part of the World. 



General Information
Hofner  Version
Serial Number
(if any)
Original Finish


Owners Name
Owners location
(County/State & Country)
Your E-mail Address
(Not for publication)

Hardware and Electrics
Pickup Type
See Fact File for Help with Pickup Types
Number of Pickups
Electric Controls
Pot Codes
See Fact File for Help finding Pot Codes
Miscellaneous Details
Truss Rod in Neck

Type of Fret Markers

Binding to Neck?

Body Date (If any!) 
See Fact File for Help with Body Dates
Optionally, enter some history/provenance or further information for the guitar.
Please click on the Submit button if you have completed this form.
Clicking on the Reset button will clear all data you have already entered.