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I know its old thread, but still its listed no 1 on google search. so i am putting my 2 cents. Hobmer and Hobner are same. Its given on their official site: Musical Instrument Research Bureau
previous name was hobner, new name is hobmer.
So that creates the new question, guitars currently in market with Homner as make..are they duplicate or just old guitars not sold yet?
who cares if its hobNer or hobMer, both are fake....the actual brand is Hofner, and they start from Rs.10k.
all you need to worry about is the playability and comfort.
Unless you have got a headstock which says "Hofner" be it HobNer or HobMer; just ensure it plays and sounds decent to your ears..