There are so many reasons to own this four-string, short scale, hollowbody Hofner Ignition Violin 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. Well, Sweetwater wants to put the sound of your heroes in your hands, with the Hofner Ignition Violin Bass. And at way less than vintage prices. Get that sound with the Hofner Ignition Violin Bass.
Hofner Ignition Violin Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
- From the company that brought you the original
- Takes you back to those great vintage sounds
- Fit, finish, electronics, and playability are all top notch
From the company that brought you the original
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 this design. 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 only be achieved with this style of bass guitar. The sound of the short scale, hollowbody Hofner Ignition Violin 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 Violin 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. Not necessarily always the case with vintage instruments. 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 Violin Electric Bass Guitar Features:
- Short scale hollowbody bass from a company that helped change the world
- This is the bass every rock fan grew up on
- Hear and feel the warm round tone from the fully hollow body
- 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 Violin Bass nails one of rock’s ultimate bass tones