Höfner Ignition VSB LH SE

Electric Bass

  • Left hand model
  • Build: Hollow body
  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 76 cm
  • Nut width: 39.8 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Höfner humbuckers
  • Control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on / off switches, rhythm / solo switch for volume boost
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Colour: Vintage sunburst
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Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple
Neck Maple, Beech
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickup System HH
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Hofner VSB LH
Robert98, 15.05.2013
I had one of these as a teenager back in the early sixties and have always thought about buying or making another. There were very mixed reviews about this model at various places on the internet but being a luthier myself I thought that if it did have any minor issues I could easily sort them out. I must say the finish is stunning, I just don't know how a bass with a solid spruce top and flame maple back and sides can be made for this price.

Well there was a dry joint on the switch assembly which took about five minutes to fix. I have fitted flat wound strings, which is more or less essential if you want that 60's Beatle bass sound and now I have to say that I actually prefer the sound of this bass to that of the one I had all those years ago.

Update; two years on and I'm still totally happy with this bass. I play guitar mainly but take every opportunity I can to play bass just so I can play this one :)
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Beautiful instrument and top service from Thomann
Black Letter, 27.01.2019
I decided to buy this for studio recordings and, though I'm a guitarist by trade and for recording purposes generally use a top-notch double-bass session player, I felt that a couple of songs could do with an electric bass. After reading a number of reviews, I decided to go for the Hofner. It really is such a pleasure to play and write with, lightweight and yet with a deep, earthy sound - it sounds how a bass should and with great clarity. I love the shape and size and, combined with a Fender Rumble amp, it really does the business. It suits most musical styles, though perhaps not metal!! For myself, it works perfectly in what I do: folk and Indie. Service from Thomann was excellent: the guitar was thoroughly protected throughout by protective packaging and delivery was within 5 days (I was out when originally delivered and they notified me that delivery would go ahead the following day - which it did. Perfect!!) I have already ordered further merchandise from them and feel very confident in all they do. Seriously, for the quality, care of build, sound and exquitsite finish, you can't go better than the Hof Ignition, especially for the price.
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Nice lefty short scale
14.08.2016
Love the spruce top on this one, 'though it's most probably a laminate of some sort. I have owned violin basses from Rogue and Rondo Music and this one feels like a better made instrument for sure.

If you caught the shorty scale bug and like the woody tone of these hollow body instruments, by all means, succumb to the little beast with abandon. :o)
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Good for all
John3168, 30.09.2014
Whether you feel its time to do some Beatles licks of just get into a different feel and vibe, this is a good bass to buy. Given the pickups and construction it does sound as you would expect - 60s beat all the way! I like the fact that as it is a short scale you get strings little more bendy than a longscale so you can add a little bend to those notes if you like the blues.
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Höfner Ignition VSB LH SE

Electric Bass Left hand model, Build: Hollow body, Top: Spruce, Body: Maple, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Jatoba, 22 Frets, Scale: 76 cm, Nut width: 39.8 mm, Pickups: 2 Höfner humbuckers, Control panel...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple, Beech
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Electric Bass Left-handed model, Artist series, Beatles bass, Top: Exquisite spruce wood, Back and sides: Flamed maple, 2-Piece maple / beech neck, Fretboard: Rosewood, Scale length: 760 mm (30"),...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Top: Spruce, Solid
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Neck: Maple, Beech
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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