Green Line

We take the environment seriously at Hofner. This is what we are doing .....

Our policy is to always look for ways to protect the environment and to make the best use of waste resources to do so.

The products we use, wherever possible, are chosen because they reduce the impact on the environment.

GL Classic

Hofner HGL9 Green Line classical guitar.

 GL Bass

Hofner H500/1 Green Line Violin Bass guitar.

GL Verythin

Green Line HVGL Verythin Guitar

For over 20 years the Green Line range consisted only of Classical guitar models. This is now changing as we have added electric models also. Currently there is a guitar and a bass. We had seen images of the huge amount of waste plastics in our oceans and wanted to do something about this. Both of these guitars have virtually eliminated the use of plastics, so gone is plastic from binding, headstock fascia, truss rod cover, knobs, scratchplate, pickup surrounds, side dots, fret markers. - all have been replaced by wooden parts that use sustainable non-threaten species. Even the headstock logos are made of wood! They are finished using a special wax, environmentally friendly, tough and safe (as used on childrens toys).

That we are a manufacturer that places great emphasis on sustainability can be seen from the fact that we have been producing and marketing for over 20 years a Green Line range. The range began with instruments of the HGL Guitar Series which are made exclusively from domestic (European) tonewoods and painted in an environmentally friendly way.

Careful use of precious resources, minimization of CO2 emissions and harmful aerosols has been Hofner policy for decades. We use heat recovery systems for the dust exhaust and our heating is from wood shavings and sections. We largely avoid kiln drying preferring to air dry our woods in our own wood stores. Recently we invested in an extensive thermal insulation of our buildings. We paint almost exclusively with traditional natural resin varnish and thinner and their ingredients are safe for the environment.

We also make sure that all woods that are used in our manufacturing here in Hagenau come exclusively from the sustainable timber industry. We have made it our mission to only use suppliers who can supply us exclusively with certified wood.