Gordon Giltrap & Neville Martin: "The Hofner Guitar - A History".
Michael Naglav: "Hofner Guitars Made in Germany".
Norbert Schnepel & Helmuth Lemme: "Elektro Guitarren - Made in Germany".
Stephen Candib: http://www.geocities.com/holywood/1375 hofner.html
Steve Russell: http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk
I would like to thank the following people for their assistance in providing material for this project:
My wife, Hazel, for her patience, love and understanding.
Jimmy Moon (Moon Guitars)
Charlie Hepburn (Southside Music)
Christian Benker (Karl Hofner GmbH)
Paul Wright (Collector)
Peter Kane (Collector)
Steve Russell (Collector)
Ian Thomson (Collector)
Scott & Gillian McKinnon
I would like to extend a special thanks to Ian for his excellent photography work, to Scott and Gillian for the numerous diagrams, and finally to my wife Hazel for her help and patience.
I hope that the contents of this project go some way towards clarifying and highlighting certain aspects of Hofner guitar production. These guitars bring back fond memories to many who were involved and have lived through the Rock and Roll era. Hofner guitars bridged the huge gap that existed at that time between Gibson, Guild, Gretsch Rickenbacker, and real cheap instruments and made it possible for some of us to obtain a good business-like guitar at an affordable price.
God bless Karl Hofner.
© Ramsay McKinnon 2006.