Höfner Shorty R

Electric Guitar

  • A classic from the '80s
  • Instrument length: 82 cm
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck attachment: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • Pickup system: 1 Höfner humbucker
  • One-piece fixed tailpiece and bridge
  • Colour: Red
  • Includes a bag
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Further Information

Colour Red
Soundboard Basswood
Neck Maple
Fretboard Jatoba
Frets 24
Scale 625 mm
Pickup System H
Tremolo No
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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It grows on you
Roelof, 15.05.2019
The build quality of this guitar was terrible. There were gaps behind the nut where someone had started cutting the fretboard to short but reconsidered. The neck is at an extreme break angle which causes the bridge to ride at maximum elevation where the strings pull it crooked. The electronics are the usual cheap chinese junk. The only saving grace is that the fretwork is reasonable.

But. There is sustain like there is no tomorrow. And I keep reaching for it to work out fretting of a new song while sitting in my totally guitar unfriendly easy chair where my strat simply will not fit.

At some point I will re-route the neck pocket, do a fret job, replace the bridge and the pickups and make it stellar. But not just now, I am too busy using it.
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Antonis M., 12.11.2013
A very nice guitar!
It's difficult in the first minutes due to small body size.
You have to hold it either with an acoustic guitar strap, or between your legs or using your right hand.
First thing I did was to replace the strings (with Ernie Ball 2223) and setup the intonation. It was terrible, but it's a new guitar, so this is a basic setup for everybody I guess.
I had to move the bridge back a couple of millimeters and then fine-tune the intonation.
The action and the neck relief were OK for me.
The finishing in the body is great, in the fretboard not-perfect, but not bad. The frets are great, just the wood it had some scratches in the first fret, but no minor that's not a problem.
I liked the gig bag.
It also had an allen-wrench and a cable.
All you need is a mini battery powered amp like MS2 and you are ready to travel the world :) :) :)

The humbucker is great! It's powerful. The volume/tone knobs are working as expected.

If I had to find problems for that guitar, the first one is that the headstock is in black and the body in red (I would prefer it to be color-matched) and that the strap in the bridge is useless. You should use a strap for acoustic guitar.
The tuning keys was too soft, so I had to tighten using a screw.

Anyway, this guitar is great, especially for it's price!
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Höfner Shorty R

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  • Design: Miscellaneous
  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickup System: H
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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  • Colour: Black
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  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickup System: H
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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  • Colour: Red
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
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  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickup System: H
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
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Höfner Shorty Deluxe BK

Electric Guitar Classic from the '80s, Body: Basswood, Bolt-on maple neck, Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia Latifolia), 24 Frets, Scale length: 628 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Pickups: 2 Höfner humbuckers,...

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  • Colour: Black
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  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
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  • Frets: 24
  • Scale: 625 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
Höfner Shorty Cadillac Green
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Electric Guitar A classic from the '80s, Body: Basswood, Neck: Maple, Neck attachment: Bolt on, Fretboard: Jatoba, 24 Frets, Scale: 628 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, Pickup system: 1 Höfner humbucker,...

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  • Top: None
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Pickup System: H
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Tremolo: No
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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  • Colour: Silver
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: None
  • Soundboard: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • Frets: 24
  • Pickup System: H
  • Tremolo: No
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: Yes
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