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Hofner Shorty Electric Guitar, Jatoba Fretboard, Limited Edition Cadillac Green


Manufacturer's Description

The Hofner Shorty was first produced back in the 1980s and Hofner continue to offer this compact travel guitar for those guitarists who can't bear to be without a guitar even when on holiday! The Hofner Shorty offers full scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken anywhere. It fits easily into the overhead locker on most aircraft for example. The compact size also makes it perfect for lounging on your couch and noodling on the Shorty!

Including a Hofner gigbag.

Non-CITES model with the Rosewood being replaced by thermo-modified Jatoba

Changing the strings on a Shorty guitar. It is necessary to remove the bridge to change the strings. Completey slacken all strings and remove from the tuners. Slacken the 2 large bridge retaining screws, pull back the bridge and lift it out. The old strings can now be removed and new strings attached to the underside of the bridge. Replace the bridge and gently tighten the 2 screws. The new strings can now be wound onto the appropriate tuners.


  • Instrument: Shorty
  • Body Shape: Shorty
  • Body Wood Top: Basswood
  • Body Wood Back: Basswood
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Construction: One Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Shorty
  • Logo and Artwork: Script On Trussrod Cover
  • Neck Joint: Bolt On
  • Joint At: 18th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel: 22mm
  • Fingerboard Wood: Thermo-modified Jatoba
  • Scale: 24.7"/62.8cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 52mm
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Number Of Frets: 24
  • Bridge Material: Metal
  • Type: Fixed Tailpiece/Bridge
  • Finish Top: Cadillac Green
  • Finish Body: Cadillac Green
  • Finish Neck: Cadillac Green
  • Hardware Tuners: Single Nickel / Black
  • Tuner Buttons: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Fixed Tailpiece/Bridge
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickup Bridge: Hofner Open Humbucker
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Nickel
  • Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 2mm
  • Setup Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 1.3mm

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Hofner. This Shorty is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

note: The photos above may not be of the exact guitar you'll receive. The serial number may differ but specs will all be the same. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.