A classic, back in print with an updated section covering 1994 to today. Celebrates the glory years of Hofner, the company made famous by Paul McCartney's use of their violin bass. Includes a history of the company, a guide for dating Hofner guitars, an interview with former managing director Christian Benker, construction info on guitars from the 1950's and early '60s, a decade-by-decade break down of models up to 2009, plus interviews with Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Albert Lee, and others. The "Memorabilia" chapter includes reproductions of pages from vintage Selmer catalogs. A 31-page color section traces Hofner's devlopment in the post-war years through the British invasion and beyond. Hardcover. 88 pp.