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Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Bass - Instrument Only - 3/4 size

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Blemished Franz Hoffmann® Prelude Bass - Instrument Only - 3/4 size | BHB12034

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SHAR Price: $1,899.00

Sale Price: $1,330.00

Item# BHB12034

Availability: In Stock

About This Item

The perfect bass for that serious student in your household - excellent performance, easy playability, and a bright sounding tone - at a value price! This bass is made of fine laminates which have been carefully dried and aged. This process ensures durability which is critical in a large instrument. A beautiful veneer is then applied over the surface of the wood. Unlike many lesser basses, the Prelude has a sturdy ebony fingerboard, an adjustable bridge, and is set-up with Helicore strings. Made in China and set-up in Ann Arbor.


This Franz Hoffmann bass does not come with any accessories, it is the bass only. Most players purchase an outfit to start which includes a case, bow, and rosin, all of which are needed to begin playing. You can find an outfit here.

Warranty Info

1-Year Limited Warranty
This item comes with Shar's 1 year warranty covering defects of workmanship or materials. General wear and tear or mis-use are not covered. Non-transferable.

30-Day No Hassle Return Policy
If you are not satisfied with this item for any reason, you may return it for a full refund within 30 days of purchase.

If you have any questions about this product's warranty or to make a return, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800.793.4334 or email us at [email protected]

About This Brand

Franz Hoffmann®
You can hear the difference!

Beginnings are critical. That is why we are committed to offering the best student instruments to beginning players. We believe this commitment is why Hoffmann instruments have become so popular with teachers, schools, parents, and beginning students of all ages.

We designed Franz Hoffmann instruments to give you the absolute best student violins, violas, cellos, and basses available on the market today. The consistent quality in materials, construction, playability, tone, and visual appeal make them a great value for every beginning string student.

Working closely with workshops, we have carefully designed and crafted each Franz Hoffmann instrument to ensure our specifications are met. These instruments are then sent to our Ann Arbor workshop to receive final adjustments assuring easy playability and polished looks.

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Customer Questions

Question by:

  • AUSTIN CARTER
  • MACON, GA

Asked On: 09/04/2018

Can you describe or send a picture of the blemish(es)? And I assume the blemish or blemishes do not affect playability of instrument, but please confirm.

SHAR Answer:

Hello Austin! Blemished instruments are brand new instruments that arrived in our shop with some sort of aesthetic defect. This is normally something like a scratch or scuff in the varnish, is very minor, and will not effect the structural integrity or playability of the instrument. Unfortunately, we do not have photos available of our blemished instruments. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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