Walter Hoyer

Walter Hoyer took over the guitar production shop that his great grandfather had started and for which his father, Arnold Hoyer, made famous during the late 1940s and 50s. Arnold passed away in 1967 leaving Walter to take over the business. He focused on building his father’s designs as well as introducing his own unique styles including electric guitars. Some of the instruments that Walter created and put into production include the Folding Axe and the Fantiastic. Walter sold the company in the mid 1980’s, however the Hoyer name continues to produce many of the classic guitar styles created by Walter and his father.


Interview Date:
April 6, 2011
Job Title:
Former President
Hoyer Guitars

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