Hofner Shorty Bass Speziale.
Hofner's Shorty was intended for fun ... for
travelling and gigging ... and sometimes maybe for practise.
current crop of CT shorties are widely available and are
very good value for money.
But the original Shorty Bass is something
else. Almost by accident, they turned out
to be amazingly good and extremely versatile basses.
privileged recently to show pics of this guitar to Hubert
Kaa at Hofner. Hofner Hounds will know his name!
His reaction said it all "Ahh ... an Original!"
original Shorty Basses are building a reputation all of
their own and this one is a Speziale. It is the
only known Shorty Bass with an Ebony fingerboard and it
really makes a difference.
is a nice guitar to play which does much more than just
"thump" in the background. This one plays
n jazzy - pretty rocky too.
would look great on stage.