Höfner Model 8 Cello
For players seeking even better tone from a German-made instrument, the HOF-8 model uses selected spruce tops, better-flamed maple, and an antiqued, hand-applied varnish with natural resins. The quick response and wider dynamic range are enjoyed by intermediate and advancing students.
For nearly 130 years Höfner of Germany has been producing quality string instruments and bows. Karl Höfner started the company in 1887 in Schönbach, which was the European center of its day for musical instrument production. Over the coming decades, Höfner's business grew to meet global demands, earning a reputation for high-quality craftsmanship and economically-efficient working methods. Now located at Hagenau in Bavaria, Höfner uses the traditional methods of violinmaking and bowmaking, tried and true for generations, to create a wide range of instruments and bows suitable for students as well as professionals.