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The Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar is lightweight and easy to love. It features set-neck construction and a full 25.5" scale. The body is made of flamed maple back & sides with a sw... Read More

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Overview

The Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar is lightweight and easy to love. It features set-neck construction and a full 25.5" scale. The body is made of flamed maple back & sides with a sweet sounding spruce top. Loud enough for acoustic practice, it really shines when plugged in thanks to two mini humbuckers. Hardware includes a floating rosewood bridge with tune-o-matic top for perfect intonation and vintage style tuning machines. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Ultra-light hollowbody design
  • Set neck construction
  • Spruce top
  • Flamed-maple back & sides
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and original Hofner Mother-of-pearl “Stripe” inlays
  • Bound body, fretboard and headstock
  • 1-11/16” nut width
  • 25.5” scale length
  • Vintage machine with pearl buttons
  • 2 mini humbucking pickups
  • Individual pickup volume controls
  • Master tone and 3-way toggle selector
  • Rosewood floating bridge with tune-o-matic metal top for sustain, tone and adjustable intonation
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HofnerIgnition Series Violin Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Good pick up (19)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar!

By Gracie

from Independence, or

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

I would buy this again

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Studio quality sound

By malibu guy

from Seattle WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

    Fantastic intonation. Set up well right out of the box. I love this guitar. Find myself reaching for this each time I play. If you don't have one, get one.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I think this guitar was designed for me

    By Darryl

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

    This became my go-to guitar almost immediately once I started playing it. Neck feels great, string action is low, intonation is excellent, pickups sound great, sustain is surprisingly good...and the only nitpick I have is that Hofner's volume, tone, and pickup selector controls work differently from the ones I'm used to on my Gibson, Gretch, and Ibanez guitars...a difference I need to get used to. This would be an excellent guitar even at a much higher price...amazing bang for the buck!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome lightwieght and fun to play

    By Matt Murphy

    from ST. Lou

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great feedback if desired
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Venues
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

      If your looking for something different that is quality made, inexpensive and fun this is for you. Pulled it off the wall and played it at guitar center and liked it so much I bought it. Wasn't really looking to but a guitar that day but Im glad I did!

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful well playing guitar

      By Steve or The Timedoctor

      from just a tad south of Philly in Delco!

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Body is lightweight and great for us older guys
      • Body well constructed, love the Beatle vibe!
      • fast and easy play neck, frets seem perfect
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • I find no "cons" with this guitar
      • Price is easy on the wallet for a Hofner
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

        When onstage, I always have 3 guitars, one main electric, one back up electric, one acoustic electric.
        With the addition of this "Beatle" 6 string I feel confident that I will put on a great show. Currently, This Beatles 6 will open as my main ax, I have my Wilshire Phant o matic as backup and either my Caballero or my PR 05 as my acoustic. All are proven work horses . All sound just as I want.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Extreeme cool factor

        By Dmage121

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

          In this instance all that glitters is gold. Good feel, lovely sound, and 10 out of 10 cool points for style.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This guitar is a work of art

          By Mike The Actor

          from Astoria, New York

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

            I really love this guitar. A Christmas present to myself. It's an amazingly beautiful instrument. The craftsmanship is excellent, well designed and virtually flawless. Because it's a hollow body guitar, it's incredibly light to hold in your hands. Almost a fragile feel, but, it's a very strong instrument. The neck is smooth, and my fingers easily glide to all over. Extremely versatile instrument. The neck is slightly longer than most Fenders, Gibsons or Epiphones, so it can feel a bit unusual at first. The sound is beautiful. I've tried a variety of styles from a pop sound to rockabilly to country to hard rock. No matter what you play, the sound is clear without any fuzz or distortion, unless that's what you're going for. My only criticism is that the machine heads on the head stock are a hard plastic instead metal machine heads. Either way, however, it's a sturdy, yet, lightweight instrument. I would highly recommend this instrument to musicians who like an early 1950's- 1960's guitar rock sound. Beautiful instrument all the way around. Once again, I absolutely love it.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Seemingly narrow neck but otherwise a beaut.

            By Jesseray

            from FLA/NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Seemingly narrow neck

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

            The guitar is a stunning beauty. The action is great, good tone. Love the triple fret markers.
            The guitar is of course light, and as such neck heavy...a bit to get use to.
            The neck almost seems like it was borrowed from a bass guitar....seems a tad narrow for me.
            Not a problem playing lead...single notes etc, but chord playing found my fingers fighting for a place to go.
            No doubt a bit of time in ones hands would correct this.

            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hofner Ignition 6 String Guitar

            By Big Dave/Jazz Guy

            from Richmond,Va

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Wood
            • Cool Looking
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Light Weight
            • Perfect Finish
            • Solid Electronics
            • Very Stylish

            Cons

            • Also Comes In Red, Guitar Center Only has Black
            • Also Has Sunburst, No RED
            • No Case or Gig Bag Available
            • Tuners Are Suspect and Unstable

            Best Uses

            • Basically Any Tones You Need
            • Great Blues Tones
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

            A great cool vibe guitar, a head turner, SOOOO Cool Looking. Sounds great with a Screaming blues and Jazz sound. The pickups sound strong and resonant. Fit and finish is excellent. However the tuners are suspect for high quality ? not sure if they are acceptable at this point ,as I just got it yesterday?? Appears to be somewhat unstable , maybe 11s will improve tuners?? These 6 strings are new and some say a test from Hofner. Not much info to be found anywhere to date. GC stocks them in Red , Black, and Sunburst, but on GC website only gives options for black and sunburst??? Price is great. Apparently ,NO case is available and NO ONE at GC knows anything about acquiring one ,or what in the world will fit it ???? Overall the sound is tremendous, and the Cool Factor is a 10, So much fun to play ,very light weight ,slightly Neck Heavy

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These babies rock!

            By JohnnyC

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hofner Ignition Series Violin Electric Guitar:

                I have an entire collection of these violin guitars. the weigh nothing and play like crazy. Necks are wonderful. Pickups are solid and true. I think they are some of the best guitars I've ever played...and I won some very expensive axes. And the price...are you kidding me? They are all but giving them away.

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