A Killer Deal on a Real Hofner Violin Bass!
Discover the unmistakable vibe and sound of the classic Hofner violin bass with the Hofner Ignition Violin Bass. At Sweetwater, you'll find a selection of great-looking and excellent-playing Hofner Violin Basses, but none make this timeless instrument as accessible as the Ignition Violin Bass. The combination of a flame maple back and sides with a spruce top provides you thunderous tone, and a 1-piece maple neck keeps things simple. Top it off with a pair of Ignition Staple humbuckers, you're you're ready for timeless Violin Bass tone.
Hofner Ignition Violin Bass at a Glance:
- Ignition Staple humbuckers deliver classic Hofner tone
- Get the legendary look, sound, and feel of a Hofner Violin Bass
- Hofner - creating fantastic stringed instruments since 1887
The Ignition Staple humbuckers that come on this Ignition Violin Bass manage to do something no other pickups do - they provide classic Hofner sound at a price any bass player can justify. Built to Hofner's exact specifications, these pickups deliver the deeply resonant and warm, almost acoustic-style tone you're looking for. When it comes to tone' accept no substitutes - get your Hofner Ignition Violin Bass from Sweetwater.Get the legendary look, sound, and feel of a Hofner Violin Bass
First introduced by lifelong violin-maker Walter Hofner at the 1956 Frankfort Musik Messe, the Hofner Violin Bass might have been an all but forgotten footnote in modern music instrument history if a young and nearly broke Paul McCartney hadn't picked one up in 1961. Favoring it for its symmetrical shape (Hofner didn't yet offer a lefty model back then) and woody sound, McCartney and the Beatles by extension made the Violin Bass one of the most iconic bass guitars of all time. And the things that made this instrument such a great choice for Paul - the balance, the tone, and the cool vintage vibe - are all yours when you pick up this Ignition Violin Bass from Sweetwater.Hofner - creating fantastic stringed instruments since 1887
Karl Hofner sold his first violins in 1887, and the Hofner company has been hand-building exceptional instruments ever since. When Sir Paul McCartney purchased a 500/1 Violin Bass to use with The Beatles, Hofner became a household name amongst musicians worldwide. With a focus on top-notch craftsmanship and tone, you'll feel and hear the difference when you get the Ignition Violin Bass in your hands.Hofner Ignition Violin Bass Features:
- An iconic semi-hollowbody electric bass that any serious bass player can afford
- Flame maple back and sides topped with spruce provide plenty of natural acoustic resonance
- Comfortable solid maple neck offers excellent sustain and phenomenal playability
- Hofner Staple humbuckers deliver classic warm, woody, and almost acoustic-style tone
- Full set of traditional 500/1 style tone controls let you dial the perfect sound for any gig