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Hofner HCT-SH-GT Shorty Travel Electric Guitar, Jatoba Fretboard, Gold Top


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.

Did you know that the Shorty guitar is quickly and easily adapted to a lap-steel guitar? All you need is a very in-expensive nut extension and you are ready to go!



  • Instrument: Shorty
  • Model: Shorty (USA Edition)


  • Shape: Shorty
  • Wood Top: Basswood
  • Soundhole: No
  • Wood Back: Basswood
  • Wood Sides: No
  • Binding Top: No
  • Binding Back: No
  • Binding Sides: No
  • Centerblock: No


  • Wood: Maple
  • 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
  • Heel Cap: No


  • Wood: Thermo-modified Jatoba
  • Scale: 24.7"/62.8cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 52mm
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Binding: No
  • Side Dots: No
  • Number Of Frets: 24


  • Material: Metal
  • Type: Fixed Tailpiece/Bridge


  • Top: Cadillac Green
  • Body: Cadillac Green
  • Neck: Cadillac Green
  • Hardware: Tuners Single Nickel / Black
  • Tuner Buttons: Nickel
  • Tailpiece: Fixed Tailpiece/Bridge
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: No
  • Pickup Neck: No
  • Pickup Middle: No
  • Pickup Bridge: Hofner Open Humbucker
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Nickel
  • Strings: No


  • Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 2mm
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 1.3mm

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for Hofner. This HCT-SH-GT 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.