1968 Karl Hofner 3/4 carved back

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IMG_1275 IMG_1276 IMG_1277 IMG_1278 IMG_1279 IMG_1280 IMG_1281 IMG_1282 IMG_1283 IMG_1284 IMG_1285 IMG_1286 IMG_1287 IMG_1288 IMG_1289 IMG_1290This reworked 1968 Karl Hofner gamba shape 3/4 carved-back bass is mush more of an instrument now than it was when it left the factory. I had Allan Droyan install a nice thick new ebony fingerboard and regraduate the top so that it functions much more like a 1920s-1930s era jazz bass. Fine to medium grain spruce top, unfigured maple back, sides, and neck, Rubner nickel plated half plate machines, Replacement ebony nut and fingerboard, Aubert Luxe bridge with adjusters added as part of a comprehensive setup, Original ebony tailpiece, Aluminum post endpin, Reddish-orange varnish finish. Dimensions are: Top length 42 1/4″, Upper bout width 19 1/2″, Middle bout 13 5/8″ Lower bout 25 1/4″, Depth at neck 6 3/4″, Depth at upper bout corner 8 3/8″, Depth at tail 8 1/2″, String length 42 1/8″. Setup for jazz play and fitted with Spirocore mittel strings, this instrument is great smaller 3/4 performance jazz bass at a very affordable price. With cover.

 Price: $6,950