• Hofner 182 electric bass guitar
    Hofner 182 bass (1969)
  • Hofner 182 electric bass guitar - single pickup version
    Hofner 182 bass (1963)
  • Hofner 182 electric bass guitar
    Hofner 182 bass


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1962 to 1985

The Hofner Model 182 was a solid-body bass made from around 1962 to 1985. It had a solid body, polyester polished sunburst or ruby-colored finish, 2 special bass-sound pickups (182/E2 model), 2 volume controls, 2 tone switches and a rhythm and solo sliding pickup selector. When Selmer distributed this bass in the UK in the early 1960s their catalogs simply called it the Hofner Solid Bass. There was also a single pickup version the 182/E1.

Source: Hofner catalogs 1963 - 1969

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Pickup selector controls1 pickup selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 pickups


Finish colorsblue finish, brown finish, ivory finish, red finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inGermany
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length30 inches scale-length


Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard materialblack pickguard


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers


Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck width1.65 inches wide at nut
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layoutfour-in-a-row tuners

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