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Craigslist was kind today- Hofner

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HiFi Guy, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. HiFi Guy

    HiFi Guy

    Jan 26, 2014
    Orlando, FL
    Although I have a Gretsch bass that I love, I always wanted a voilin bass. I like the short scale and am a Beatles freak, so it kind of fits.

    After looking around and reading reviews, I bought an Epiphone Voila. I've always had good luck with Epiphone guitars, so it seemed like a natural choice.

    It arrived, I put Labella Flats on it and after a month of trying to love it, I realized I hated it.

    I went to Bass Central last weekend, and was offered a sweet deal on a Hofner Ignition. The Hofner sounded and felt so much better than the Epiphone. Unfortunately every example in stock had numerous finish flaws, so I didn't make a purchase.

    On a whim, I checked Craigslist and found a mint sunburst Icon with case for $350. Communication with the seller was spotty and then I lost his number- it must have been a sign. I waited for 2 days for him to see my email and call...nothing.

    This morning, on a whim, I looked again on Craigslist and there was a black violin Contemporary series with case for....are you ready....$350.

    I made contact with the seller within the hour and saw it within 3 hours...minty mint! I couldn't get the cash out of my pocket fast enough.

    It's home, and has a new set of Labella flats. After a polish, it looks and plays like new. I'm stoked!