Karl Hofner GmbH & Co. KG is a German manufacturer of musical instruments, with one division that manufactures guitars and basses, and another that manufactures other string instruments, such as ukuleles, violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Much of Höfner's popularity is attributed to Paul McCartney's use of the Höfner 500/1 bass throughout his career. This violin-shaped model is commonly referred to as the "Beatle bass". Elcoda is an authorized dealer of Hofner. All Hofner guitars are available at attractive prices.