Taking a lead from our 70s Violin Bass models the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on one of the world''s iconic guitars.
Taking a lead from our 70s Violin Bass models the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on one of the world''s iconic guitars. In contrast to the HCT model this version has a fully hollow body and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner style tailpiece. The Hofner Ignition Violin bass comes at the perfect price point for players requiring the classic Hofner sound on a budget. Left handed model available in Sunburst only. Finish: Sunburst or Black Wood Top: Spruce Wood Back: Flame Maple Wood Sides: Flame Maple Centreblock: None Neck: Maple/Beech/Maple Fingerboard: Rosewood Scale: 30"/76cm Nut Width: 42mm Number Of Frets: 22 Pickups: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
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Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.
Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.
Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in.
Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.
Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.
Surprisingly, it does. Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone. The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound. As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture. Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing. You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for.
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