#056 Hofner Shorty
I feel its time
I started to do some recording so, whilst I get some
kit together, I thought I would start looking for a Bass
with a Jazzy sound. I play Bass like
a cello, sitting, so shape and size are important to me.
With a pin to raise it off the floor, the Shorty looked a
good bet. It is the only
Shorty known to have an Ebony fingerboard and it looks
Hofner Shorty Lefty. Customer Special Order.
Ideally I want
to be able to create tones as close as I can to a full size
Double Bass. I have found the Shorty
to be remarkably good on tone but the knobs are on the
wrong side for comfort. I needed a "lefty"
but they don't make them. Then I found
#062, a special customer order, in Germany.
I am fortunate
to have been able to discuss the history of both guitars with
Hubert Kaa at Hofner. He confirmed that
definitely a one-off and that a small batch of 8 or so
"lefties" were made when a customer ordered one.