Michael Compernass


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Hoyer Guitar Company

Michael Compernass is the president of the Hoyer Guitar Company in Germany. Michael focuses on the history of the company’s innovative products, particularly those created by Arthur Hoyer in the late 1940s until his passing in 1967 and Arnold’s son, Walter, who ran the company for a decade. Michael has become a historian on the models and the materials used in making these important and coveted instruments. The company was established back in 1874 by Franz Hoyer who began making acoustic guitars and selling them in and around Germany.