Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst

Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst



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Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst

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With the Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, seen here with a Sunburst finish, you get a high-quality, limited run take one of of the most recognisable bass guitars ever created.

Vintage-Style Bass For The Modern Player!

In contrast to the popular Hofner Contemporary series of bass, the Ignition Special Edition lineup features a classic hollow body design, which adds a natural resonance to its voice when played.

Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst Highlights

  • Limited Run, Violin-style electric bass
  • Inspired by the classic Hofner basses of the 1970s
  • Sports a resonant hollow body, crafted from Flame Maple and Spruce
  • Highly-playable Maple neck, capped with a Thermo modified Jatoba fingerboard
  • Two Hofner Ignition Staple pickups
  • Classic control panel with "tea cup" pots
  • Rosewood bridge and trapezoid tailpiece
  • Body includes a Sunburst finish, and the traditional Hofner logo
  • Only 500 made!
  • Includes certificate of authenticity, and the legendary BASSMAN sticker

Hollow Body Construction

The back and sides are created from Flame Maple, whilst the top piece is Spruce - just like its 1970s forebears - and the whole thing has been given a stylish Sunburst finish for good measure.

In addition to this, the scale length of the bass is 30" - shorter than the more traditional bass size of 34" - offering a more comfortable playing experience, alongside a deeper, rounder bass sound.

Vintage-Style Appointments

To complete the vintage experience, this bass features appointments such as a wooden sadle, Teacup-style control knobs, vintage-sounding "Staple" pickups, a trapeze tailpiece, and even the classic 3-switch electronics panel

So, if you'd like to experience the classic Hofner Violin Bass to way it was during the 1970s, then this is the bass for you!

Limited Availability

As stated above, this excellent bass is going to be available in limited numbers only, with only 500 being produced worldwide!

In other words: if you'd like to be one, we recommend you place your order sooner rather than later, to avoid missing out!

Hofner Ignition Special Edition Violin Bass, Sunburst Specs


  • Shape Ignition: 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: Kg 2.3


  • Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 2mm
More Information
Manufacturer Hofner
SKU 318401
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
Colour sunburst
Warranty 2 Years
Series Ignition Series
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 42mm
Neck Wood Maple Neck
Pickup Config 2 x humbucker
Number Of Strings 4 string
Body Material maple body
Body Size full size
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard jatoba fingerboard
Guitar Style violin style


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