His sons Josef and Walter joined the company around 1920, and began spreading the brand's reputation worldwide.
The company became involved in production for the Germany army in World War II producing wooden crates and soles for boots.
The daughter of Walter Höfner, Gerhilde, began working for the company in the mid 1950s taking an active part in all aspects of management.
Höfner remained a part of this conglomerate until December 2004, when The Music Group sold the company to Klaus Schöller, who had been the General Manager of Höfner for many years, and to his wife Ulrike Schrimpff, the Finance Director at Höfner.
Klaus Schöller and Ulrike Schrimpff remain as the owners of the business today.
Pickguard for Hofner Club in tortoiseshell plastic Decal not supplied.
We now have a supplier of vintage 2mm single layer transluscent tortoiseshell and all our tortoiseshell pickguards are made from this.
For the left handed version please email Dimensions are [max] 245 mm long x [max] 124 mm at bottom end.
All of the above are blanks with no pick up apertures cut due to multiple factory variations on the originals.
We can manufacture other scratch plates/pickguards on request providing an accurate pattern is provided.
A White edge can be added to any tortoiseshell scratch plate for an extra £5 - please e-mail EKO ranger 6 guitar replacement machine heads.
The Höfner company has always been responsible for much of its own distribution within Europe.
The exceptions to this have been: In 2005, Höfner's USA distribution was picked up by Chicago firm Classic Musical Instruments (CMI).
This violin-shaped model is commonly referred to as the "Beatle bass." The Höfner company was founded by luthier Karl Höfner in the city of Schönbach in 1887, at a time when the city, later to become part of the Czech Republic, was populated by Germans.