Hofner Guitars and Basses
Höfner was established in 1887 by Karl Höfner who was followed by two of his sons and his granddaughter in developing the company into a world leading instrument manufacturer. Today we are the largest manufacturer of stringed instruments, guitars and basses in Western Europe exporting products throughout the world through our extensive distributor and dealer network.
Our electric guitars are used by some of the most discerning professional players who demand quality, tone and playability. Our Violin Bass has become one of the world's iconic guitars and remains, after 60 years, as the preferred bass guitar for many, from those starting out to seasoned professionals. Our electric guitar product line has expanded in recent years to accommodate those who aspire to owning a classic brand but at an affordable price. We have achieved this through our "Contemporary" and "Ignition" lines of instruments, built using classic Höfner design and quality but offered at a price point that enables everyone to experience the thrill of playing a Höfner guitar.