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Karl Höfner GmbH & Co. KG

Booth number: W2C18

About us

Höfner was established in 1887 by Karl Höfner who was followed by two of his sons and his grandaughter 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.

Products and services

We are the largest manufacturer of stringed instruments in Western Europe, producing a wide range of products. Our stringed division produces quality violins, cellos, double basses and bows, from student to master level Our classial guitar division creates quality German built concert guitars at all levels, from fine student models through to master instruments.

The electric guitar and bass division build some of the finest instruments in the world, professional call guitars and basses including the iconic Violin Beatle Bass.

Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass

Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass

The iconic and word famous Höfner Violin Beatle Bass, played by world famous musicians including Paul McCartney.


Karl Höfner GmbH & Co. KG
Egerlandstr. 38
91083 Baiersdorf-Hagenau

Phone: +49 9133 77580
Fax: +49 9133 775858

Klaus Schöller
Phone: +49 9133 775835

Musical Distributors Group (MDG)
1 South Corporate Drive

Phone: +1 973 3357888

Yamano Music Co., Ltd.
1-4, Yanagbashi - 2 Chome
1110051 Tokyo

Phone: +81 3 38628151

Karl Hofner (Beijing) Musical Instruments Co., Ltd.
No. 1 JinMa Industrial Zone
101303 Shunyi, Beijing
P.R. China

Phone: +86 10 69494983

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