|Hoyer||1850s to present||Founded by Fran Hoyer.
Dating Hoyer Guitars
“Sorry, but there is neither a date nor a number code system that could give you information of production date of older Hoyer guitars. Some people like Norbert Schnepel (www.musikkeller.com) or me can give a rough information due to some significant issues at the instruments. Hoyer company has been established in 1874 in Schönbach (noe Tchechian Republik), from 1945 Erlangen, actually Düsseldorf. The eldest existing Hoyer guitar is from 1852! We have an instrument of ca. 1890.” [Source: Michael Compernass, HOYER GUITARS e.K. email 17/3/2008]