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Höfner

Since 1887 until today, Höfner is one of the leading makers of stringed instruments offering a varied selection of guitars and basses in classic and unique shapes. Due to their iconic design, many of Höfner's creations are instantly recognizable by sight alone, and those that use a more standard shape can still be discerned by the impeccable quality of their sound.

Höfner is best known for their bass guitars, particularly the violin-shaped style that was initially made popular by Paul McCartney. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of this electric bass design, Höfner released the Contemporary Series, which combines a vintage appearance with a modern sustain block on the inside to create a sound that's as classic as the instruments' looks.

You can also find traditional hollow body bass designs in the Club Bass models; these have a rich, woody sound that's perfectly suited for '60s and '70s-style rock. As well, if you're a frequent traveler, you can't miss the Höfner Shorty Electric Bass. Combining a full-scale length with a uniquely compact body, this bass lets you take your music anywhere without a problem. The cousin to the Shorty bass is the Höfner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar, which follows the same principle of putting a full-scale neck on a miniature body.

Apart from that portable instrument, Höfner's specialty for guitarists is the classical acoustic guitar. They make a number of these, from cedar-topped models with laurel, mahogany and rosewood bodies to a special hybrid guitar with spruce and cedar together on top. Höfner's classical guitars are well-suited to novice and professional players alike.

With Höfner In your collection, you'll quickly understand what made this luthier the biggest maker of stringed instruments in their native Western Europe. Well-built and great-sounding, Höfner's guitars and basses live up to their reputation with ease.

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Höfner HCT-VTH-D Verythin deluxe
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The Höfner Verythin Deluxe (HCT-VTH-D) is a smaller bodied sister of the Verythin Contemporary.It is a semi hollow elect

Höfner Club Bass H500/2
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The Höfner Club Bass H500/2 was designed after the original 500/2 model from 1965 and actually is built to this day usin

Höfner HCT-500/7-SB HCT Verythin Bass
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Inspired by the original Hofner Verithin bass from the 1960s the new Hofner Contemporary version of the Verythin Bass of

Höfner HCT-500/8-DC Verythin Longscale Bass
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This is the 500/8 long scale (34") version of the ever famous Höfner Verythin 500/7 short scale bass. Specially created

Höfner H500/1-61 Cavern Violin Bass
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The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has sin

Höfner HI-BB-SB Ignition Violin Bass
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Taking a lead from our 70s Violin Bass models the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on one

Höfner HCT-500/2-SB HCT Club Bass
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The Hofner Club Bass is inspired by the original Hofner 1965 model. With its cutaway body design it provides ease of pla

Höfner Bass Fuzz Limited Edition
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The Höfner Bass Fuzz Limited Edition is a handmade fuzz pedal effect for the electric bass guitar. It has two germanium

Höfner HVSP-DC-0 Verythin Special
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Based on the famous Hofner Verythin from the 1960s this new Hofner Verythin Special brings you the perfect blend of clas

Höfner HCT-VTH-R Verythin Contemporary
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Based on the original classic Hofner Verythin guitar body shape from 1960 with the body depth of only 1.25 inches. The H

Höfner Shorty Guitar
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The Hofner Shorty was first produced back in the 1980s and Hofner continue to offer this compact travel guitar for those

Höfner HI-CB-SB Ignition Club Bass
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The Ignition (HI) series offers you the chance to own a piece of history even on a tight budget. This model has a fully

Höfner Shorty Bass Guitar - CT
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Höfner shorty bass is a great companion to the travelling bass player!Taking a bass guitar on the road can be tricky, ba

Höfner H500/1-62 Mersey Violin Bass
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Inspired by a bass built to special order in August 1963 for Paul McCartney. Unbound neck, 2 on a strip tuners and 2 pie

Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass
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The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has sin

Höfner Thin President
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From headstock to bottom strap-pin, the Höfner Thin President (HTP-E2, not to be confused with the HCT Contemporary equi

Höfner Thin President CT
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The Thin President CT is a more affordable version of the famous Thin President model of the 50's.Semi-Hollow guitars ar