Höfner Shorty Bass BK

Electric Bass

  • Classic from the 80s
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 24 Frets
  • Nut Width: 43 mm
  • Scale length: 76 cm (30" / Short Scale)
  • Overall length: 99 cm
  • Pickups: 1 humbucker
  • Volume- and tone control
  • Colour: Black
  • Includes gigbag
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Colour Black
Soundboard Lime
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 24
Scale Shortscale
Pickups H
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag Yes

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An awsome little guitar.

Alexander988, 19.07.2013
I've only had my Höfner Shorty Bass BK for less than a week and I think I'm in love. This little bass is extremely well made. It is as elegant as it is robust. It comes with a nice well stitched gig bag which contains in it's front pocket a free cable and Allen keys to adjust the level of the fine tuning bridge and truss rod. Neither of these things was necessary on arrival as it comes perfectly set up with a very smooth action. I have tuned mine down to standard bass tuning (e) even though on a short scale it should be like having a capo on at fret 3. This means that it is very gentle on the fingers and so long as I don't play too hard it sound great. If I feel like doing some slap and ping techniques it needs tuning up to its optimal string tensions. The pickup is of a very good sound quality for the price. Over all I would highly recommend the Höfner Shorty Bass BK if like me you are on a tight budget and pressed for storage space.
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Amazing portable bass

Bohrot, 01.06.2018
Well the only reason I bought this bass was to have a bass to carry around everywhere I go and help me find time to practice, and this bass does the job for sure!
I take this bass literally everywhere and it helped me ace my music exams countless number of times.
It sounds amazing but I had to do a couple of adjustments to it and also I just use it to practice, a full sized bass is much more comfortable to play.
But all in all I 've had this bass for 3 years know and I never regreted a second that I bought it.
Greatest investment ever!!
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