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Höfner Ignition Beatles Bass VSB Vintage Sunburst

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The Hofner Violin Bass Ignition 4-String Semi Acoustic Bass Guitar in Sunburst has been designed specifically for those who des...  All product info

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HÖFNER Ignition Beatles Bass VSB Vintage Sunburst

Four-string semi-acoustic E-Bass with Ignition Staple Pickups
Höfner Ignition Beatles Bass VSB Vintage Sunburst

The Hofner Violin Bass Ignition 4-String Semi Acoustic Bass Guitar in Sunburst has been designed specifically for those who desire the classic Violin Bass sound on a budget.

The Hofner Violin Bass Ignition features a completely hollow body that consists of Flame Maple back and a Spruce top, a combination that hasn’t changed since its first inception and is one of the main factors in its signature sound. The body is joined by a 30" short-scale Maple neck that is topped with a 22-fret Rosewood fingerboard with white dot inlays.

The body of the Hofner Violin Bass Ignition is fitted with a pair of Hofner Ignition Staple pickups, a variant on the original models that are more than capable of reproducing the signature Violin Bass sound. These are accompanied by a control circuit that consists of dual volume controls, on/off switches for both pickups and a rhythm/solo circuit select switch. This setup allows for the classic Violin Bass tone to be easily dialled in, while also being versatile enough to produce a range of more modern tones.

The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass guitar also comes equipped with a Rosewood bridge, a Hofner trapeze tailpiece and a set of single Nickel tuners.

The main features of the Hofner Violin Bass Ignition 4-String Semi Acoustic Bass Guitar in Sunburst include:

  • Fully Hollow Body
  • Spruce Top
  • Flame Maple Back & Sides
  • White Binding
  • 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • 30” Scale
  • Bound 22-Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • White Dot Inlays
  • Dual Hofner Ignition Staple Pickups
  • Dual Volume Controls
  • Pickup On/Off Switches
  • Rhythm/Solo Circuit Select Switch
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • Hofner Trapeze Tailpiece
  • White Pearloid Pickguard
  • Nickel Hardware
  • Sunburst Finish


  • Manufacturer: Höfner
  • Series: Ignition
  • Design: Violin Bass
  • Top: Spruce
  • Solid Top: No
  • Back & Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Solid Centre Block: No
  • Binding: 1-ply, Cream
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Lacquer: High-Gloss
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 21
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 22
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut type: Plastic
  • Nut width in mm: 42
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Scale (inch): 30
  • Manufacturer pickups: Höfner
  • Pickup neck: Ignition Staple
  • Pickup middle: No
  • Pickup bridge: Ignition Staple
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Switch: 2x Pickup On/Off, Solo/Rhythm
  • Control: 2x Vol
  • Tuners: Vintage-Style
  • Bridge: Rosewood, compensated
  • Tailpiece: Trapezoid
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: No
  • Certificate: No
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