Karl Hoyer was born in Schönbach/Luby in the Czech Republic to a family of violin makers. As a child, he helped in his father’s workshop, and in 1944, went to the school of violin making in Schönbach where music lessons were part of the curriculum. When the family moved to Bubenreuth, Karl worked for Framus making guitar necks. His father, Andreas Hoyer, was a master violin maker and a good musician who founded the Bubenreuth Brass Band. In his 2019 NAMM Oral History interview, Karl Hoyer gives us a glimpse back in time with his memories about his father’s workshop.
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