Offered for sale;

Used ‘60s Hoyer Bass serial number 004732.

This bass is in very good condition, the neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically showing playing time and there is some binding deterioration.

The neck is enormously skinny, 1 ½” at the nut. 1 ¾” at the 12th fret. The pickup shows 8.89 K ohms.

What does the toggle do you ask?
In the middle it seems normal.
Toggle back and it seems exactly like the middle. Is that normal, since it sounds like normal? Or is it not normal to sound normal?
Toggle it forward and it’s like turning the volume control to 1.

We have not come across one of these basses prior to this so we have little information, just our observations. There is a Hoyer Facebook page that has a quite a following of Hoyer owners and players, showing a broad diversity of instruments. Archtops, solid bodies, various unique styles and in later years some very familiar looking designs. Overall quite an interesting lineage of instruments.

Hoyer string instruments are not well known in the USA however they are quite highly regarded in Europe and Germany in particular. The company was started in 1874 and stopped producing guitars in 1987. While the Hoyer name has been resurrected in the 2000s, the new guitars are not being constructed by the same family or company that has long been associated with the Hoyer name.

The model range is quite prolific, woods are beautiful, the woodworking is classic with many featuring the German Carve on the body’s perimeter, the f-holes are unique to Hoyer and included a lightning bolt style and a cat’s eye style reminiscent of Rickenbacker guitars. These guitars are works of art and craftsmanship.

Among the most notable users of the Hoyer guitar was English guitarist Eric Clapton, who received an acoustic Hoyer guitar for his thirteenth birthday.

Very cool and interesting bass, quite collectable!

Hard-shell case included.

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Very Good
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
New Paltz, NY
9:58 PM
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All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. Most stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS Ground service for $50.00 to $100.00 for the 48 Contiguous states. (Overnight Red Label is also available). Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use Fex Ex Great Rates service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

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