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Top RatedHofner Ignition Series Vintage Violin Left-Handed Bass
An affordable version of the famous Hofner violin bass.
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Top RatedHofner H500/1-CT Contemporary Series Violin Bass Guitar
The classic Hofner bass updated with a few modern refinements.
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Hofer is an absolutely legendary name in the music industry. Founded over 100 years ago in Hagenau, Bavaria, Germany, Hofner has built a reputation for crafting incredible instruments. By constantly looking to the future, all while never forgetting their past, Hofner has cemented its place with musicians around the world.
The most well-known performer who uses Hofner instruments also happens to be the most well-known performer in the world. Paul McCartney has been playing Hofner basses for the majority of his career as a solo artist as well as with the Beatles and Wings and has arguably made Hofner the household name it is today. That said, he's not the only big name who trusts his sound to Hofner. Names like Andy Hummel of Big Star, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine of the Beach Boys, Christian Wargo of Fleet Foxes, Tom Petty, Keith Richards, and Mark Knopfler have all strummed Hofner basses and guitars over the years. With heavy hitters such as these all using Hofner instruments, it's no wonder you're looking to join the club.
So, the big question is, of course, which Hofner is right for you? Well, that might come down to whether or not you're a bassist or a guitarist. If you're after a bass, there's no doubt that you've been looking at an option such as the 5000/1 Deluxe 4-String Electric Bass Guitar. An alternative to the iconic violin-style bass that Hofner is well known for, this responsive bass seriously packs a punch, thanks in part to two Hofner 511B "Staple" humbucking pickups. With a natural finish and a full body binding, this bass will be a crown jewel in any performer's collection.
Maybe you're more interested in an acoustic guitar? If that's the case, you'll want to check out the Solid Cedar Top Laurel Body Classical Acoustic Guitar. This guitar was hand finished in Germany and features impressive projection and warm, inviting tone. Inspired by European craftsmanship, these guitars each have a unique look thanks to their use of highly figured woods, making them sought after by professionals and hobbyists alike.
Whichever Hofner you choose, you're in for a treat. These instruments have been used to record some of the world's most beloved songs, and now, you have an opportunity to make your mark with a Hofner of your very own.