Written by Neville Marten and Gordon Giltrap, this book celebrates the glory years of Hofner, the company made famous by the Beatles’ bassist Paul McCartney’s use of their left-handed 1962 500/1 model. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white, the volume is packed with detailed information about classic Hofner guitars as well as interviews with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Ritchie Blackmore (of Deep Purple), Albert Lee, and others. The famous ‘Memorabilia’ chapter includes crisp reproductions of pages from the vintage Selmer catalogs (the UK’s Hofner distributors and makers of high-quality guitar/bass amps and other instruments through 1993); a guide to dating Hofner guitars; and a wonderfully insightful interview with Christian Benker, the company’s former managing director.
Published by Hal Leonard Corporation
Due May 2009