Hofner outselling Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Doctor Intrepid, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    I just saw that Hofner has the number 2 selling bass on Reverb right now. Only Squier is selling more. As a Hofner fan I am quite happy about this, but I acknowledge it is just a blip and likely due to the new Beatles documentary. Nonetheless nice to see an underdog knock the champ around a bit.

    PS. I know that some folks will point out that Squier is Fender. I will not enter that debate, but have at it!
     
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  2. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    I didn't even know Reverb listed the highest selling instruments. Is there somewhere to click on that gives that info, or are you looking at sold listings?
     
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  3. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    I'm a big Reverb fan but until I see that Hofner is outselling Fender at Sweetwater, AMS, Zzounds, Guitar Center, Sam Ash, etc, etc, etc, it means nothing to me...and I'm not a Fender fan by any stretch of the imagination.
     
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  4. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    Just click on a Squier bass for sale and you should see the link.
     
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  5. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    That is cool. My headline was not referring to those stores anyway.
     
  6. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Ah, gotcha! Never even paid attention to the number. What's really strange is this article published by reverb in November.

    https://reverb.com/news/the-best-selling-guitars-of-2021

    Where Hofner is listed as #11. Get Back must have really given them a surge.
     
  7. Well, I find it interesting since I love my Squiers.

    And it's also interesting that the sales in Hofners may be high because of the "Get Back" doc.
     
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  8. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    Yeah, I totally agree that the 'Get Back' doc is working its magic for Hofner.
     
  9. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    New England
    In that case virtually any bass could be the top seller if you search for a specific time from a specific retailer.

    First Act outselling Fender*
    *From 2006-2007 at Toys R Us
     
  10. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    Sure. Again, I was only referring to the fact that Hofner is outselling Fender on Reverb right now. What you are presenting is a red herring.
     
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  11. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    More women named Jennifer than any other name.

























    In my office. We have five Jennifers.
     
  12. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Yes, but your headline does say Hofner outselling Fender.
     
  13. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    That's too many.
     
  14. Doctor Intrepid

    Doctor Intrepid

    Dec 27, 2017
    For sure. Headlines move units!
     
  15. Justinian

    Justinian

    May 7, 2015
    NC
    I’ll admit I wanted/want one after watching it
    But I have 7 very different basses and an Earth Super G-2000, no problem getting Paul’s sound.
     
  16. skycruiser

    skycruiser

    Jan 15, 2019
    All those Hofner bass owners figured out this is their best chance of getting rid of that violin bass they haven't touched in 10 years.:laugh:
     
  17. ThudThudThud

    ThudThudThud

    Jun 4, 2010
    Or bass players are all getting older, and frailer, and can't/won't lift FSOs anymore.
     
  18. Bent77

    Bent77 Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2013
    Desert, Colorado
    Click, bait, troll!
     
  19. I’d make a quip about Karens, except I find the attitude underlying the whole phenomenon of calling people Karen to be keeping our society divided. Plus, it’s unfair to plenty of nice people named Karen.

    Tell Jennifer I say hello. You pick the one.
     
  20. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    I also saw somewhere that, for 2021, the Fender Telecaster is the number one selling musical instrument in the world.
     
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