Welcome to the Registration page for the HOFNER COLRAMA SOLID GUITAR.

  (German-made originals 1950's, 60's, & 70's period only please!)

 

MODELS - Selmer -distributed "Colorama" & General Market Hofner "160", "161", "162", "163", "164" models.)

 

If you fill in the details of your Hofner Colorama here, it will appear on a register located on this website within a few days, or maybe a little longer if I happen to be away from home at the time. 

 

THE INDEX OF HOFNER MODEL REGISTERS AND EXCEL DETAIL SPREADSHEETS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING HERE.

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 monitor some of the detail changes that this model underwent in the different time periods during its long production-period. By filling in all the details on the form, you can help us build up a bigger picture, and as the information you provide is collated, you'll be able to see just how and where your guitar fits in from the Detail Spreadsheets published on this website. You will also get your name on the Owners' Register also on this website!

Please ensure that your guitar is a German-made original from the 1950's, 60's or 70's period. I'm afraid that I can't register the recent Chinese made Contemporary (CT) instruments............simply because I will have all-on dealing with just the German originals!

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION:

Hofner Model (if known):
Year of Manufacture
 (if known):
Owners Name:
Owners location
(County/State & Country):
Your E-mail Address:
(NOT FOR PUBLICATION)

 

 

Serial No:

Only the Selmer, Van Wouw, and some Swedish distributed guitars have this, so don't worry if yours doesn't!
Serial Number:
 
Location of Serial No:
   

Body Style:

Body Style:     Help with Body Styles.  
   
Body Finish:

Other Finish not covered in above drop-down list:
Body Edge Strips:
   

Hofner Logo on Body:

   
Headstock:
Headstock Style:

Type of Tuners:
Help with Tuner Types
String Tree on Headstock?

                         What is a String Tree?
Finish of Headstock Fascia:


   
Neck:
 

Body/Neck Joint:

Truss Rod in Neck:

   
Neck Finish:
   
Hardware and Electrics:
 
Tailpiece/Vibrato Unit:
Help with Tailpiece/Vibrato Unit Types
Pickup Type:
Help with Pickup Types

Number of Pickups



Electric Controls:
Pot Code:
Help with Pot Codes
Year of Purchase (Approx):
 

   
Please enter any history/provenance and/or further information about the guitar that will assist in dating it:
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.