Hofner has announced two new lower priced Ignition basses – the Black Club and Sunburst ‘Cavern’ Violin models.
Hofner’s Ignition series has been designed to offer players ‘the authentic Hofner experience’ and sound at a more affordable price than its handmade German models and Contemporary ranges, says UK distributor Barnes & Mullins. Both new Ignition basses have fully hollow bodies and feature spruce tops and flamed maple backs and sides with high-gloss finishes. They are fitted with Hofner’s famous control panel and ’70s-style Ignition Staple Nickel pickups for an authentic Hofner sound. The iconic ‘Cavern’ Violin model features closely spaced pickups, as used on the original 1961 Cavern bass.
B&M says both basses are extremely lightweight and comfortable to play due to their hollow body construction, shorter 30”/76cm scale lengths, 42mm nut widths and rosewood fingerboards. The RRP is £359 each.