Breathing life into a legacy

Discover Saturn 23

Embrace the renaissance.
Experience legendary electric guitars.

Hopf Electric Guitars bridge epochs and harmonize history with cutting-edge innovation through ultimate guitar craftmanship by Boris Dommenget.

From echoes of the past to riffs for the future...

The Star Club Guitar

The Saturn 23 is the modern update of the iconic Hopf Saturn 63 and immortalized on the memorial stone of the legendary Hamburg Star-Club.

One Guitar. Infinite possibilities.

Timeless Design

Superior Sound

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our history begins 1669

1669

Hopf appeared for the first time in instrument making.

Caspar (1655-1716), Klingenthal, Germany

The company's history dates back to the 17th century. The ancestors of the founders were violin makers and lived in the Klingenthal/Markneukirchen area (East Germany). In 1669, the name Hopf appeared for the first time in instrument making. The first verifiable violin maker of the Hopf family was Caspar Hopf (1655-1716).

His direct descendant Caspar Hopf II (1677-1711) was long regarded as the greatest talent in his profession and established the long family tradition of mastery with the introduction of the "HOPF" brand stamp. Since that time, the profession of violin maker has always been passed on from father to son. However, this legacy was interrupted by the early death of August Hermann Hopf (1859-1884).

1906

Expansion & move to West-Germany.

Ernst Max (1882-1956) and Willy (1906 – 1990), Klingenthal, Germany & Wiesbaden, Germany

It was then Ernst Max Hopf (1882-1956), a master music string maker, who continued the family tradition of Craftmanship in 1906. His son Willy Hopf (1906-1990), a string maker as well, added a musical instruments workshop and wholesale business to the stringmaker's shop he took over from his father in 1932 and continued this until the end of the 2nd world war. Soon after the war, he moved all business to the Wehen/Wiesbaden area (West Germany) and reopened a master workshop for guitars, violins and recorders.

1950s

The advent of the electric Hopf guitars.

Dieter (*1936) and Wolfgang (1930 – 2013)

His both sons, Dieter and Wolfgang, entered the business in the early 50s followed by Wolfgang's son Bernd who joined the business in the mid 1970s. It was Dieter who - as a master guitar maker - established the excellent reputation of Hopf guitars made in Germany and developed in the 1950s to 1960s various highly innovative electric guitar models like the Saturn 63.

2023

Riffs for the future.

The legendary history of these electric guitar models is now continued by the next generation of the Hopf family. In 2022, Christopher, Daniel and Patrick started with the rebirth of the legendary Hopf electric guitars. The first model is the Saturn 23, the modern reissue of the iconic Saturn 63.

Echoes Of The Past...

More riffs for the future coming soon!

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