How will my hofner age

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dezisapunk, Dec 17, 2020.


  1. dezisapunk

    dezisapunk

    Oct 8, 2019
    Hey y’all,
    I cant find anything online about what kind of paint hofners use, because I was wondering how/if my hofner would age
    Then i got to thinking, I dont think ive ever seen an aged hofner.
    My hofner is an HCT500/1 Gold Top, can anyone tell me how my hofner (generally, i know it depends on a lot of variables) will age, if at all?
     
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Speaking directly out of my ass, aren’t all basses either polyurethane or nitrocellulose? Nitro ages and gets checking, or whatever it’s called, and poly doesn’t really and only ever chips and scratches? So again, right out of my rectum, I’m pretty sure it’ll look like it looks now for the foreseeable future.
     
  3. ac100X

    ac100X

    Apr 6, 2003
    California
    You don't get checking in California, no high humidity, not really cold.
     
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    Here you go my May '64 500/1 aged the old fashioned way :thumbsup:.
     
  5. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    California
    Lol. Where you from? It gets balls cold here in the winter and suffocatingly hot in the summer where I’m from.
     
  6. Gilmourisgod

    Gilmourisgod

    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    It will age tastefully and gracefully, from the few really old Hofners ive handled. I dont know if they still use real celluloid for the plastic parts, that can sometimes go wonky, either it shrinks and cracks, or kind of dissolves and gets sticky. Lovely basses, i intend to own one eventually, hopefully have one long enough to find out how it ages in my hands.
     
  7. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Your CT is poly, and likely won't age appreciably.
     
  8. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Urologic terminology on TalkBass sphincters a new low.
     
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