Gear Reviews

Hofner Shorty Bass Guitar – Contemporary reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the July issue of the magazine features a review of the Shorty Bass Guitar – Contemporary from Hofner. The product was delivered for review by Hofner distributor in Poland, Sonorus.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“As emphasized the manufacturer, this instrument was created to bring you the joy of playing when you cannot allow yourself to have a full-sized bass guitar on hand. Hofner Shorty Bass Guitar – CT is a 'just for fun’ proposition for those traveling on business trips, holidays, student exchanges etc.”

“Can a bass player imagine better entertainment than playing his beloved bass? Whenever there is pleasure, there’s also duty – if you leave for a week or more with no possible contact to your instrument but you have to practice to keep your playing in shape, this is a solution for you.”

“The playability of this little axe is very satisfactory. Although you have to get used to string spacing and a shorter scale, this bass feels similar to legendary headless instruments from Steinberger.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Hofner Shorty Bass Guitar Contemporary


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.