Dating hofner guitars

Thomann (worldwide) - Guitar Parts (UK) - also carries out pickup rewinding.Musikkeller (Germany) - North Coast Music (USA) - Great Guitars (Australia) - do not carry out repairs or restorations to vintage Höfner instruments.

We publish some wiring schematics on this website for vintage Höfners. If your guitar is not on the list then we do not have the schematic.

In 1961 Paul Mc Cartney purchased a left handed Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass from Steinway's Music in Hamburg Germany, an event that would make Hofner a recognized brand word wide.

We always recommend that you employ the services of a qualified and recommended luthier.

We cannot advise you how to restore or repair your old Höfner.

In particular have you been to the Vintage Hofner website, run independently, from the UK.

You should visit this website for a wealth of information about vintage Höfners.But please be aware of the following: Many of the parts made were from local manufacturers many of whom have long since ceased trading.Höfner, like all manufacturers, has changed suppliers over the years and we have also changed designs and fittings to suit new models.Please be aware that many people altered their instrument, sometimes to adapt it to their belongings, sometimes simply to 'pimp' it according to the ideals of the particular time.Not less important is the fact that neither the year of purchase needs to be necessarily the year of the production nor does the pot-code* guarantee that the instrument was built in exactly the same month or year!- the black 'Hfner' logo on the pickguard disappeared again - when?