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Hofner HCT-SH-RB Shorty Travel Electric Guitar, Jatoba Fretboard, Root Beer


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.

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
  • Model: HCT-SH-RB


  • 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-treated 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: Black or Blue or Red
  • Body: Black or Blue or Red
  • Neck: Black or Blue or Red


  • 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-RB 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.