Höfner has reintroduced the Shorty Bass, a model they ran in the 1980’s featuring an extremely short scale and body. The updated version bumps the scale up from 28″ to 30″ for easier playability, as well as utilizing better string spacing, similar to that found on their trademark Violin Bass.
Available in black, the Shorty Bass has a basswood body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with 24 frets. The simple design features a single humbucker with volume and tone controls.
The Höfner Shorty Bass is shipping now with a suggested retail price of €220 (approx. $278.00 USD). For more info, visit the Hofner website.
Hofner Updated Shorty Bass Specs:
- 30″ Scale
- Basswood Body
- Maple Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Volume/Tone Controls
Note: The images shown are from a pre-production prototype and may vary slightly from the production model, according to the manufacturer.