Hofner Galaxie  bass guitar £134  at Thomann
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Hofner Galaxie bass guitar £134 at Thomann

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Found 13th Aug 2013
Ok this is a pretty obscure deal
Been looking for a cheapish short scale bass guitar - for my short scale arms - saw this, quite a big saving - available in orange or mint blue.

Ive included shipping in price


£249 at Amazon (orange) or £279 mint blue

amazon.co.uk/Hof…I_1

£279 at gear4music

gear4music.com/Gui…J63

These cost around 400 dollars apiece in the USA, so makes a change for us to get instruments cheap.

"The Hofner Galaxie electric bass guitar is one of the very few short scale (76cm, 30'') bass guitars available today. Many players find the short scale much easier to use and handle. The rosewood neck comes with elegant striped position markers that add to the classic looks of this Hofner bass. Fitted with two Hofner 'Staple' pick-ups, volume and tone controls. Available in two stunning colours - Orange-Red or Mint-Blue."

They have also got some standard scale on offer for the same price:

thomann.de/gb/…htm

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Interesting, an alternative

gak.co.uk/en/…155

Obviously 6 string instead of 4 (and more expensive) but is tuned like a Guitar rather than normal 6 string basses.

Got the original artist bass from 1963,still plays well.

Heard bad stuff of Thomann though!

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worton

Heard bad stuff of Thomann though!


Bought a couple of small things from them, and been ok - so far!
I ordered the guitar this dinner, received dispatch message a few hours later.

They state on their website:

"Our products are covered by our free 30-day money-back guarantee and our free 3-year warranty."

Anyone know if they dispatch from within the UK or from Germany?

Joe Totale

Bought a couple of small things from them, and been ok - so far!I … Bought a couple of small things from them, and been ok - so far!I ordered the guitar this dinner, received dispatch message a few hours later.They state on their website:"Our products are covered by our free 30-day money-back guarantee and our free 3-year warranty."Anyone know if they dispatch from within the UK or from Germany?



From Germany, think some people complained it came damaged and maybe even had to pay taxes on top? Good luck though

In my experience, they always deliver from Germany. The service if phenomenal. I've even managed to get an order cancelled AFTER dispatch when I ordered the wrong thing, they had the couriers return it to them. Their delivery is superfast too, considering they're overseas. Since discovering them, I buy the majority of my guitar gear from Thomann. I was after a effects pedal that Guitarguitar told me was 'practically impossible' to get - three days later it arrived from Thomann.

I bought a bass from GAK, after telling them the price of it on Thomman, they agreed to match it. Always buy British if possible, which obviously makes me a racist.

ordered from them twice before....fast delivery...well packaged...no problems to all the doubters who have never ordered from them. I would trust these over Amazons shocking customer service I have experienced recently.

I intend to try an acoustic in a local Dawsons which is £60 cheaper from Thomman...if I like it and they wont price match I'll walk away and order from Thomman....fed up with rip off Britain over inflated RRP compared to the rest of the world....my tuppence worth.

gd deal OP BTW
Edited by: "robj73" 13th Aug 2013

fender precision all the way

seanjames

fender precision all the way



Trolling? Where you gonna get one for near this price?

RobiCraig

Trolling? Where you gonna get one for near this price?

you can get a used one for around £300 mexican admittedly

Edited by: "seanjames" 13th Aug 2013

you can get a used one for around £300 mexican admittedly

Which is twice the price and not at short scale!

Thomann are a brilliant company to deal with. Good prices and very fast delivery. EU so you pay vat in the price and, therefore, no tax/duty to pay. I placed an order last month at just past midnight and woke up to a text saying it had been dispatched before 6am! And a gentle reminder I still owed them for the order they sent the previous month - but they still dispatched the new order! Can't recommend them highly enough!

As for the Hofner bass, it was a great brand back in the '60s (I remember drooling over the 4 pick up Galaxie 6 string when I was a kid!) but I've no idea of the quality of this model which will be made in China like all cheap guitars. I've got a short scale Hamer Slammer which cost $99. Wouldn't want to gig with it but great for practising at home.

I have ordered so much stuff from Thomann, and haven't had a single issue with anything. This is studio gear and instruments.

GAK I tried ordering from once, and had terrible customer service.

seanjames

fender precision all the way


Ive got one.. but still bought this. just cant have enough bass guitars

3 years on, still using it. absolute bargain.
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