Höfner Shorty Violin Bass

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Shortscale bass, bolt-or with 30" scale length (762 mm), basswood body, maple neck, 1 humbucker, passive switching, 4-saddle br...  All product info

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Product information - HÖFNER Shorty Violin Bass

Four-string shortscale bass in violin design with one humbucker and passive circuitry

  • 4-String Shortscale Bass from the Höfner Contemporary series
  • Combines the designs of Violin Bass and Shorty
  • Sunburst high gloss finish
  • Bolt-on construction with 30" Shortscale scale length (762 mm)
  • Lime body
  • Bolted maple neck
  • 24 fret rosewood fingerboard with Dot inlays
  • Flat "Shorty Bass" neck profile
  • One Höfner humbucker in neck position
  • Passive circuit with volume control and treble trim
  • Höfner Tea Cup pot knobs
  • 4-saddle Bass bridge
  • Vintage style bass tuners with open gears
  • Höfner Bass gig bag included

Successful combination of Violin Bass and Shorty

With the Höfner Shorty Violin Bass, the traditional company from the Bavarian town of Baiersdorf sends a handy shortscale bass into the race, which combines the designs of the legendary Violin Bass and the popular Shorty. While the basswood body clearly evokes memories of the beat era of the sixties, the flat maple neck convinces with excellent playing characteristics in all positions. A Höfner Bass humbucker with classic passive switching also promises sonorous Bass sounds with vintage character. Besides original Tea Cup poti caps, indestructible attachments in the form of a 4-saddle bridge and open Vintage-Style tuners complete the Shorty Violin Bass by Höfner.

HÖFNER Shorty Violin Bass
The Höfner Shorty Violin Bass is a handy shortscale bass with first-class playing and sound characteristics.
HÖFNER Shorty Violin Bass Back
The maple neck and linden body of the Shorty Violin Bass are bolted together via a neck plate with engraved Höfner logo.

Comfortably playable Shortscale bass

For the construction of the Shorty Violin Bass Höfner relies on a classic wood selection, which in combination with the short 30" scale length (762 mm) promises a sonorous sound character. In addition to the linden body in typical violin-bass design, the Shortscale four-string features a bolt-on maple neck with a 24-fret rosewood fingerboard offering a full two-octave range. The modernized, flat "Shorty Bass" neck profile together with the shorter scale length also promises buttery smooth playing characteristics in all positions.

HÖFNER Shorty Violin Bass Body
A Höfner bass pickup with passive switching promises a sonorous sound character, while Tea Cup pot caps provide the authentic Höfner vintage look.

Sonorous sound

With the Höfner humbucker pickup installed in the neck position, the Shorty Bass delivers a surprisingly sonorous sound with a distinct vintage character that is ideally suited for traditional styles between blues, beat and alternative rock. The sound is controlled in a classic passive way via volume control and treble slider. Original Höfner Tea Cup pot knobs also provide the dignified vintage look.

HÖFNER Shorty Violin Bass Headstock
Open vintage-style bass machine heads guarantee accurate and stable tuning of the Shorty Violin Bass.

Indestructible hardware equipment

Last but not least, Höfner completes the Shorty Violin Bass with indestructible hardware that promises long-lasting playing pleasure with the handy Shortscale four-stringer. The bridge is a solid 4-saddle hardtail for optimal intonation and string action adjustment. At the headstock in the typical Höfner Style vintage-style tuners with open gears guarantee an exact tuning with high stability.


  • Manufacturer: Höfner
  • Series: Contemporary
  • Design: Violin Bass
  • Body: Basswood
  • Top: No
  • Binding: No
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Shorty Bass
  • Neck Lacquer: Satin
  • Neck Construction: Bolt-on
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut type: Plastic
  • Nut width in mm: 42
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Scale (inch): 30
  • Manufacturer pickups: Höfner
  • Pickup neck: Humbucker
  • Pickup middle: No
  • Pickup bridge: No
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Switch: No
  • Control: Vol, Tone
  • Tuners: Vintage-Style
  • Bridge: 4-Saddle Standard
  • Tailpiece: No
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Case included: No
  • Gigbag included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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