Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass in Black

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Based on Hofner's violin basses from the 19070s, the Ignition Special Edition bass has that same old school look and tone but in a modern, affordable bass. This bass has a fully hollow construction which gives it a woody tone with a punchy midrange, similar to that of an upright bass and is picked up through the two Hofner staple pickups. It also has a short scale length at 30" which gives it a looser string feel for more comfortable fretting as well as a deeper, rounder sound.
The Ignition Special Edition is full of vintage-style appointments to match its tone. Appointments include a wooden saddle with trapeze tailpiece, control panel with Teacup knobs, a classic Hofner logo on the body and the iconic sunburst finish.


  • ShapeIgnition: Violin Bass
  • Wood Top:Spruce + body decal
  • Wood Back:Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides:Flame Maple
  • Binding Top:White
  • Binding Back:White
  • Binding Sides:White
  • Centerblock:None


  • Wood:Maple
  • Construction:One Piece
  • Headstock Shape:Ignition Violin/Club Bass 
  • Logo and Artwork:Script
  • Neck Joint:Hofner Violin/Club Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At:16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret:21mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel:22mm


  • Wood:Thermo modified Jatoba
  • Scale:30"/76cm
  • Nut Width:42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret:50mm
  • Inlays:Dots
  • Binding:White
  • Side Dots:Yes
  • Number Of Frets:22


  • Material:Rosewood
  • Type:Hofner Fretted


  • Tuners:Teacup
  • Tuner Buttons:Pearl finish
  • Tailpiece:Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material:Plastic
  • Pickguard:Pearloid plastic
  • Pickup Neck:Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel 
  • Pickup Bridge:Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
  • Potentiometer Knobs:H909/15 Tea Cup knobs
  • Strings:Hofner Round Wound
  • Approximate Weight: Kg2,3

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