Capture the style, sound, and swagger of a classic Hofner instrument with an affordable Ignition Violin Bass. First introduced at the Frankfurt Music Fair in 1956 the Violin Bass became an overnight icon just a few years later, when Paul McCartney picked on up. When it comes to getting the classic Hofner bass tone, nothing but quality spruce on figured maple will do the trick, and a solid maple neck provides a healthy dose of sustain to the Ignition Violin Bass's hollowbody resonance. A pair of Hofner Ignition Staple humbuckers do an amazing job of capturing that sound, providing you with a tone that's somewhere between an acoustic and an electric bass. Add to that a full set of traditional 500/1 style tone controls, and you'll be able to dial in the perfect sound for any gig with your Hofner Ignition Violin Bass.