Hofner Ignition Club Bass - Sunburst

4-string Hollowbody Electric Bass with Spruce Top, Flame Maple Back and Sides, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Sunburst
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True Vintage Thump

There are so many reasons to own this 4-string, short scale hollowbody Hofner Ignition Club electric bass guitar. Are you needing a bass to capture that elusive old-school thump? Maybe you want the sound of an upright bass, but don't have the room on the gig for one. Or possibly you just grew up with the classic tones this bass has to offer. Put the sound of your heroes in your hands, with the Hofner Ignigtion Club Bass. And at way less than vintage prices. Get that sound with the Hofner Ignition Club Bass.

Hofner Ignition Club Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • From the company that brought you the originals
  • Takes you back to those great vintage sounds
  • Fit, finish, electronics, and playability are all top notch
From the company that brought you the originals

Hofner wrote the book on the short scale hollowbody style of electric bass guitar. In the hands of Sir Paul McCartney, they helped change the world with their designs. If you close your eyes and remember all of those classic bass lines filling out and propelling the rock 'n' roll soundtrack, this is that sound. And no one knows that sound sound better than Hofner. There's been a lot of imitators, but only one true original. Don't play an imitation of the sound you're after. Play the real deal, and get it from Sweetwater.

Takes you back to those great vintage sounds

This bass is not about cutting through, it's about that thump, that pulse, and that ever-present low end push that really can be achieved with this style of bass guitar. The sound of the short scale hollowbody Hofner Ignition Club electric bass guitar brings you back to the golden days of rock and roll, but will also help you fit in beautifully within today's folk, indie, jazz, and americana scenes, and so much more. That's why so many bassists have found their sound using a Hofner bass. And hey, if they're good enough for Paul, they're good enough for us.

Fit, finish, electronics, and playability are all top notch

One thing that's universally praised about these Hofner basses is that the fit and finish are just about flawless. Not only that, but the electronics package are as good as you could ask for. And not bad for a bass that costs about much as you would pay for a vintage equivelant's tuning key. You'll get a great playing, great feeling bass with all the vibe of yesterday, but with all the reliability of today.

Hofner Ignition Club Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Short scale hollowbody bass from a company that helped change the world
  • Hear and feel the warm round tone from the fully hollowbody
  • The shorter scale length delivers classic thump
  • Electronics offer on/off switches and a solo/rhythm switch
  • Hofner "staple" pickups give the authentic Hofner sound
  • All the vintage goodness, for a very non-vintage price
The Ignition Club Bass is a great choice when older warm tones are the goal.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Club
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Sunburst
Body Material Flame Maple/Spruce Top
Neck Material Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.653"
Bridge/Tailpiece Rosewood Bridge/Trapeze Nickel
Tuners Nickel
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Bridge Pickup Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Manufacturer Part Number HI-CB-SB-O NO CASE

Customer Reviews

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Great sounding bass that's fun to play

I bought this on total impulse, haven't owned a hollow body "beatle bass" since I was a kid. I really can't see how the real German made model could be any better that this one. The fit and finish are top notch, the neck is perfectly straight and the fret job is excellent. I strung it with the La Bella flats and it has all of sound and vibe you could want. Removed the pick guard, it looks better with out it because the finish on the top is so beautiful.

Very retro and hip!

Totally enjoying this retro bass. Loving the short scale. Wasn't sure it would be easy to get used to but found no issues with it. Way recommended!

Nice single cutaway!

I love this single cutaway, has a great feel to it. Love the vintage style control panel too! Will probably upgrade to the Tea Cup Knobs as well.

Hard To Believe

I normally don't buy a bass without playing it first. But the Hofner Ignition for some reason just drew me in. After watching the video and hearing this thing I decided to give this bass a go. I ordered it on Thurs., I received a call from Aaron Cieslikowski on Fri. telling me it shipped, and on Sat. I was playing it. Just unbelievable...I love everything about this bass. Believe me, you will not go wrong purchasing one of these. And hats off to Aaron and the everyone at Sweetwater. They make you feel like a million bucks...

Nifty Single Cutaway

Dig this Hofner single cutaway Club Bass. I play rootsy rock and country...didn't want to always be associated with Paul McCartney. I own a couple Hofner Violin Basses as well.
See also: Hofner, Hofner 4-string Bass Guitars