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Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar

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'The Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar was first produced back in the 1980s and Hofner continue to offer this compact travel guitar for those guitarists who can't bear to be without a guitar even w... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

'The Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar was first produced back in the 1980s and Hofner continue to offer this compact travel guitar for those guitarists who can't bear to be without a guitar even when on holiday! The Hofner Shorty offers full scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken anywhere. Comes loaded with a great-sounding Hofner Open Humbucker.

Includes a Hofner gig bag.

FEATURES

Basswood top and back
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
24.7" (62.8cm) scale length
42mm nut width
22 frets
Hofner Open Humbucker
Includes Hofner gig bag
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HofnerShorty Electric Travel Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great little travel guitar

I picked up one of these recently and overall I am very happy with it. I had been wanting a travel guitar for quite some time but wasn't in the market for something crazy...Read complete review

I picked up one of these recently and overall I am very happy with it. I had been wanting a travel guitar for quite some time but wasn't in the market for something crazy expensive and several of the other travel or mini guitars i have come across still had a fairly good sized boy on them. This is nice with the VERY small body and full size neck. The pick up sounds fine, not great - a tad muddy, but rocking none the less. The neck has a decent feel to it. Super easy to travel with, i schlepped mine back from Europe with zero issue. The gig bag is comes with is very handy, but doesn't provide a ton of protection (i pack T-shirts around the guitar inside the bag for added protection. lol

OK - so that all being said, there are a couple things that need to be pointed out. CHANGE STRINGS RIGHT AWAY. The strings that come on it are trash, will not stay in tune and are super crazy light. I went to some 10 gauge slinky and it stays in tune and sounds awesome now. The strings are a bit high, so some adjustments will need to be made by the new owner or the shop when you get it.

Beyond that, for the $$$, it's a great choice.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed emotions...very good to very bad

I bought this guitar after having surgury on my right elbow, and the brace I had to wear really interfered with being able to play.. The little Hofner did work as needed, BUT...Read complete review

I bought this guitar after having surgury on my right elbow, and the brace I had to wear really interfered with being able to play.. The little Hofner did work as needed, BUT it would not stay in tune regardless of strings used. I was also disappointed to find that the body of the guitar was made of what appeared to be particle board. On the plus side, it was extremely easy to play, and it sounded killer.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Travel Guitar

By Mark Smith

from NC

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

For the price and size this was just what I needed. While the neck is full scale length the rest of the guitar is small. You may need to play with the set up when you first get it as it didn't want to stay in tune. But after a string change and a little work it's good to go.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The little guy

By CHARLES RILEY

from Ma

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

Overall, a great little travel guitar. It was really a mess setup wise-meaning, it needed real strings-not the rubberbands it came with. Neck needed a tweak. Intonation was horrible. String openings on the nut at the headstock needed some opening and a bit of a lube. Cute little case. Holds tune just fine now. Sounds great and actually rings like a real 2 octave neck guitar.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great feel, great sound, great size

By Buzz

from New York, New York

Site Member

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

Just received my black Hofner Shorty after waiting a month or so due to its backorder status, hooked it up to an active studio monitor and was floored by how sweet it sounded. The action was low, as I prefer, and the only issue is that it's taking some time to find the best way to balance it on a strap so that the neck stays upright. One reviewer solved this by tying a shoe to the bottom strap pin as a counterbalance to the neck, as wherever you travel to you'll likely have a shoe (and don't really need it for walking while you're playing your shorty). I think the balance thing will work itself out with some trial and error. The soft gig bag is OK if it's unlikely to get knocked around, but I picked up a hard Washburn Rover travel guitar case that fits it perfectly if a little tight around the headstock. First angle the headstock down and into its portion of the case, then put the body of the guitar into its part of the case.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Value For The Price

By Jason Rogers

from Glenwood, MD

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

I bought this guitar to play when I travel or go on family vacations. For $149, I figured I would give it a chance. As others have said, it is neck heavy, but this was not much of an issue for me - especially when using a strap. It was awkward to play at first, but I was used to it in an afternoon. No apparent issues with the construction and the set-up was not bad out of the box. Stays in tune well and sounds pretty good.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mixed emotions...very good to very bad

By Fred Schmidt

from Chippewa Falls Wi

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

I bought this guitar after having surgury on my right elbow, and the brace I had to wear really interfered with being able to play.. The little Hofner did work as needed, BUT it would not stay in tune regardless of strings used. I was also disappointed to find that the body of the guitar was made of what appeared to be particle board. On the plus side, it was extremely easy to play, and it sounded killer.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little travel guitar

By Whitey D

from Wichita, Ks

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • New strings are a MUST!
  • Set up is a MUST!

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Travel

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

I picked up one of these recently and overall I am very happy with it. I had been wanting a travel guitar for quite some time but wasn't in the market for something crazy expensive and several of the other travel or mini guitars i have come across still had a fairly good sized boy on them. This is nice with the VERY small body and full size neck. The pick up sounds fine, not great - a tad muddy, but rocking none the less. The neck has a decent feel to it. Super easy to travel with, i schlepped mine back from Europe with zero issue. The gig bag is comes with is very handy, but doesn't provide a ton of protection (i pack T-shirts around the guitar inside the bag for added protection. lol

OK - so that all being said, there are a couple things that need to be pointed out. CHANGE STRINGS RIGHT AWAY. The strings that come on it are trash, will not stay in tune and are super crazy light. I went to some 10 gauge slinky and it stays in tune and sounds awesome now. The strings are a bit high, so some adjustments will need to be made by the new owner or the shop when you get it.

Beyond that, for the $$$, it's a great choice.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Can be a decent product if manufacture had Some QC

By Mario

from new york

About Me Experienced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Noisy Input Jack
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Will not stay in tune

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Travel

Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

For the price, I didn't expect it to be top quality regarding sound,electronics and materials. However, I do expect some form of quality control before approving item for sale. The fretboard had a groove on the 5th fret. The pick guard, pickup, strap plugs were all screwed in incorrectly. Screws were inserted on an angle and stripped out. If the manufacture took a little pride in workmanship this product would be awesome for the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'd would recomend to others

By Bill

from Gilbert, MN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

    I bought it to use as a practice unit as I haven't played for awhile. Really like it. the small body was tough to get used to but shortly found a good way to hold it. Now works well

     
    4.0

    Love this little guitar

    By Sordesco

    from Niagara Falls, NY

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Traveling

    Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

    I purchased this guitar a few years ago and it is my go-to ever since whether I am at home or while traveling. I have rather small hands and not very good stretch so it makes playing my other guitars rather painful after an extended period of time.

    I like playing this guitar because even though it has a full scale fretboard, everything just feels smaller in my hands when I play it. The width of the neck is smaller than my other guitars makes it easier for me to reach and my hands don't get as fatigued as easily.

    The sound is great! I only play for fun and have a small 100W amp but it sounds excellent no matter whether I'm playing metal or jazz.

    The only problem I have with it is there is a little bit of fret buzz when I am playing certain notes. It is not really a problem with the instrument itself. I ordered this by mail and never had it set up after it arrived. I am not comfortable doing it myself so I will have to take it into the store whenever I get the chance.

    I am sure that once I get it adjusted properly, I will have no problems with it. I love this little beast.

     
    5.0

    Fantastic little guitar!

    By Anthony

    from Boise, ID

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

      Great little electric guitar. Can't put it down.

       
      5.0

      The Hofner Shorty is the Perfect fit

      By Char

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

        I went from a big 4 door pickup to a Jeep Wrangler. There's no longer room to take my full size Les Paul when I go see my son on weekends. The Hofner Shorty works perfect.

         
        4.0

        Great little practice guitar

        By JWCole

        from North Alabama

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Guitar:

          Great little practice guitar. Fun to sit with while watching TV, running through chords and licks. Intonation is a little off but adjustable.

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