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Hofner IGNITIONSB Electric Violin Bass Guitar Review

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Adam’s Take- “If you want a beautiful Hofner Bass at a fraction of the cost of the vintage models, this is your bass.”


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Hofner IGNITIONSB Electric Violin Bass Guitar Review
Hofner IGNITIONSB Electric Violin Bass Guitar Review



Hofner IGNITIONSB Electric Violin Bass Guitar

The Hofner Electric Violin Bass is the bass the was made famous by the Beatles own Paul McCartney.  The violin shape and vintage look are what make the bass recognizable around the world, but its also the recognizable tone that made this electric bass famous.
The Ignition Violin Bass is a make of the original 70’s Violin Bass that is well made and very affordable.  The opportunity to have one of the most iconic guitars that there are for the price that it is is kind of mind blowing.
Even this cheaper model in my opinion is worth much more than it’s cost.  The Hofner Ignition SB Electric Violin Bass Guitar is essential a replica version of the Hofner Electric Bass played by Paul McCartney.  It includes the Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner tailpiece.
The short scale, four string, hollowbody Hofner Ignition bass is not necessarily a soloists instrument, it’s made for that old school thumb with the elegance and tone of an upright bass.  Since most of us don’t have the room to travel and gig with an upright bass, this is a nice option for finding that great tone.
This bass guitar is especially effective in folk, indie and Americana music but really can be used for any style.  If you want to pop out and rock, there are other versions that pack a little more punch, but this one has the pulse and low end push that is the sound of the origins of rock and roll.

Hofner Electric Violin Bass Guitar Features:

  • An iconic semi-hollow body 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 hum buckers 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


Frequently Asked Questions
Does it come with a case?
No it doesn’t but there is a Hofner case available that has the perfect shape.
Does it come with strings?
Yes it comes with strings.

Adam’s Take

If you can’t afford the vintage models of this bass that can get quite expensive but you wan to own one of these beautiful guitars at a very affordable price, this is the answer.  It’s not as powerful as the more expensive models, but it has that quintessential Hofner Hollowbody tone.

+ Positives:
  • - Beautiful Guitar
  • - Amazing Price
  • - Signature Hofner Tone
- Negatives:
  • - Can be rough around the edges
  • - Not as loud or powerful as the more expensive models

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