Hofner Federal Bass



The signature model for Budge Magraw of The Cesarians. A deep 5” (12.cm) body with an arched spruce top and maple back and sides in hi-gloss black.

This is one of a small batch of ex-Frankfurt guitar show Hofners that we're selling as new with full warranty but have small marks on them hence the special prices - we've tried to show any marks as best possible in the photos.

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£ 2,195.00


£ 3,062.00

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Short scale maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, dot inlays and vintage style tuners add to the 50s vibe. Two Höfner ‘Toaster’ pickups with volume and tone controls. Raven black finish. Includes case.



  • Shape: 16" Jazz
  • Wood Top: Arched - Solid Hand Carved Spruce
  • Soundhole: Traditional F-Hole (2)
  • Wood Back: Arched - Solid Hand Carved Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple
  • Binding Top: Black/White/Black
  • Binding Back: Black/White/Black
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: None


  • Wood: Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple
  • Construction: Three Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
  • Logo and Artwork: Script
  • Neck Joint: Federal Bass Set Neck
  • Joint at: 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck and FB at 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness Neck and FB at 12th Fret: 24mm
  • Heel Cap: White
  • Nut material: Plastic


  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30" / 76cm
  • Nut width: 42mm
  • Width at 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Pearl dots
  • Binding: White
  • Side Dots: Yes
  • Number of Frets: 22


  • Material: Ebony
  • Type: Hofner Fretted
  • Tuners: Single Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel - Long


  • Neck Pickup: Hofner Toaster
  • Bridge Pickup: Hofner Toaster
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Black


  • Strings: Hofner Flatwound
  • Setup: Action Bass String on 12th Fret: 3mm, Action Treble String on 12th Fret: 2mm

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