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Dating your old Hofnerstill unknown
Hofners built later 2000 under construction

Gallery of Violin Basses (hollow)

and Violin shaped Basses (solid)

 
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Acepro
Aceto
AG  (Gracia)

Alden

Alden

Ampeg

Antoria

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo



Aria

Aria

Aria

Aria Custom Shop

Aria Diamond

Aria Diamond

Ariston

Aston

Atlas

Atrics

Audition
Ayar
Baltimore
Bakers

Baton Rouge

Bell
Bellwood

Benford

Bently

Black Jack

Brice

Bridgecraft

Brownsville

Bruno

Burns
Cameo
Cameo

Canora

Career

Carlo Robelli

Castley

Castley

Challenge

Checkmate

Conqueror

Conqueror

Conqueror

Conrad

Conrad

Coral

Coronet

Coxx

Crest

Crest
Crestwood

Crestwood

Crown

Crown

Crown

Custom Built
Davison
Davoli
Defil
Defil
Del Rey

DelVecchio

Demian

Demian

De Rosa

De Ville

Dillion

Dimavery

Diplomat

Domino

Dot On Shaft

Douglas

Duesenberg



Eastwood

Egmond

Eko

Electra

Electra

Electra

ElliSound

Emperador

Encore

Epiphone

Espana

Estrada

Excetro
Faim

Fandel

Fernandez

Fine

Firstman
Firstman

Firstman

Fletcher

Frankinstein

Fresher
Gallan

Galveston

Gession







Greco
Greco
Greco
Greco
Greco
Greco
Grote

GT

Guyatone

Guyatone

Guyatone



Hamer

Harley Benton

Harmonic

Harmony

Hawes

Heit

HK
Hofner

Hofner

Hofner

Hofner

Hofner

Hofner

Hoyer
Hoyer

Hoyer

Hüttl
Hutchins



Ibanez

Ibanez

Ideal

Ideal

Irvine

Isana

Jason

Jay Turser

Jim Harley

Johnson

Johnson

J.R.Beck

Karera

Kawai

Kawai







Kay
Kay
Kennell

Kent

Keytone
Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kingston

Kingston

Kingston
Klira

Klira

Klira

Klira

Klira

Klira

Kremona
KUC
Legend

Le Marquis
 
Liberty

Lion
Ltd. X

Lumanog

Lunacharsky
Maestro
Maestro
Mannix

Marlin

Maton

Maxitone
Maya

Mayfair

Mayfair

Mayfair
McCartney

Meazzi

Meazzi

Migma

Monroe

Moreschi

Mozz
Muraro
National

National

National

Norma

Norma

Norma

Orfeus

Orlando

Orpheum

OSP

Otwin



Palmer
Parksons

Perl Gold

Perl Gold

Phantom

Philharmonic

Philharmonic

Prestige

Prestige

PXF
Raven
Realistic

Redwood

Regent

Regent

Rexina

Reythmline

Richwood

Riviera
Roeder

Rogue

Royal

RoyalArtist


Sabolovic

Sakai

Samick

Santander

Sekova

Sekova

Series10

Shamrock

Shine

SilverStar

Silvertone

Silvertone

Skylark

Snake

Sonatone

Sorrento

Stadium

Stagg

Starfire

Stellfner

Stellfner

Sterling

Stewart

St George

Sunsmile

Supreme
Taco

Tanglewood

Teisco

Teisco Del Rey

Teisco Del Rey
TeleStar

Tennessee

Todt

Tokai
Univox

Univox

Univox








Veillette

Venson
Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Ventura

Von Tietz

Vox

Vox

Vox

Welson

Welson

Wesley

Westfield

Winston

Winter

Yairi

Yamato

ZenOn

Zenta

ZimGar


You're welcome to tell me something about the following unknown basses:
unknown 1
unknown 2
unknown 3
unknown 4

solved

unknown 6
unknown 7

unknown 8
unknown 9

unknown 10
unknown 11
unknown 12






Violin Shaped Basses (solid)

Airline

Bassman

Cort

Davidsson

Edwards

Eko

Epiphone

Fumero

Gibson

Grass Roots

Greco

Ibanez

Ibanez
Jon Kammerer

Krunk

Le Compte

Maxitone

MD
x
Odessa

Orfeus

Rivertone





Satyr
S.D.Curlee

Sekova

Supro
Vox

Wilkat

Wishbass

ZZryder





Curios and Fakes

Crest body with Kingston neck

Greco hofnerized

Hagstrom neck

Hagstrom neck on EB-1 body

Heit hofnerized

Hofner fake fretless

Conrad neck on Teisco body

 Longscale. Hofner?

Lyle neck on Domino body







Old Cavern white painted

Old Hofner green metallic

Genuine Hofner with 'better' bridge
Genuine Hofner with 'improved' pickguard

Genuine Hofner with 'improved' electric panel

Hofner neck with Kremona body