Description
Handmade in Germany

New for 2020 is the Artist series 500/1 Violin Bass in Factory Black finish

Using our new efficient production, we can offer a top-quality, German-made bass at an excellent price. It is ideal for those seeking an authentic Violin Bass: artists, enthusiasts, Beatle bands and anyone who desires the unique tone of this world-famous instrument. This model is based on the 500/1 as made in 1963, with twin “Staple” pickups, 2-on-a-strip tuners, fully hollow body and slim unbound short-scale 2 piece neck. There is, of course, the renowned control panel, the pearloid scratchplate, and with the flame maple back and sides and a spruce top, it is authentic in every way. The hi-gloss poly finish ensures that this bass will take the knocks and bangs of life on the road. Fitted with flatwound strings the tone is all you would expect of a traditional 500/1 bass, the great sound from the 1960s. Supplied with a Höfner quality case.

Instrument: Violin Bass Arist
Model: H500/1-63-AR-0
Body Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Soundhole: None
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / White / Black
Binding Back: Black / White / Black
Binding Sides: White
Centerblock: None
Neck Wood: Maple
Construction: Two Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork: Script
Neck Joint Violin: Bass Set Neck
Joint At: 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 24mm
Heel Cap: White Pearl
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale: 30" / 76cm
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th: Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl: Dots
Binding: None
Side Dots: None
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge Material: Ebony
Type Hofner: Fretted
Hardware Tuners: Strip Nickel
Tuner Buttons: Plastic
Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl
Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight: Kg 2,1
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2.5mm
Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars

Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars

2022
Hofner
Brand New
Sunburst
19 Years
$2,499.99
Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars
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Chicago, IL
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