Dating a hofner bass
I got an email from Rondo regarding this guitar where they confirmed it was a limited model with a price of 9. Includes free gigbag or substitute used a hardshell case available for .
This one's in dead mint condition and for 9, I'll throw in a gigbag. Charvel Charvette 150, 1990, features a nice sounding set of pickups with a Charvel Ceramic Plus in the bridge and a Carvel high-gain single coil size stacked humbucker in the neck.
The basic construction is good ol' Dano all the way, beautiful in its simplicity, with a hardboard/plywood construction with a solid center core and tape "binding" to cover the seam; metal base bridge with notches that hold the ball-end strings, topped off with a rosewood saddle; 5-screw neck attachment; easy access control plate on back; and pickup height adjustment on back.
Other features include white knobs on dual concentric tone and volume controls, 3-way selector, a matching "seal" pickguard, double acting truss rod, flat 14" radius, 25" scale, 21 frets, C-shaped neck.
Not necessarily a bad thing unless you like to do dive bombs.
Other changes include two lipstick pickups in the bridge, essentially a humbucker, as well as Kluson style tuners.
With the humbucker-wired lipsticks in the bridge, this model is more versatile and especially good for garage/punk, in addition to any of the previous tones, which have been used impressively by players as diverse as Jimmy Page and Dave Matthews.
Compare this to the Chinese guitars you can get for 0 today and this is an excellent value at 5.
Daisy Rock Debutante Short Scale, (front/back), (headstock), (case). If you've got a young player, not quite ready for a full scale instrument, but you want to buy a *real* guitar rather than a toy at the department store, this is an excellent choice.
The piezo system isn't really an acoustic tone, but it does add a lot of body to the sound, especially in the middle position, when combined with the magnetic pickups.