Hofner 500/1 1963 Violin “Relic” bass, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bass Direct, Paul McCartney, Beatles

 

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Hofner 500/1 1963 Violin “Relic” (list £2915)

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  4. A special “relic” Violin Bass created by our master in the violin lacquer dept. Beautifully aged to look authentically vintage but with the advantage of a brand new bass. Very special and secret varnishes are used to achieve the remarkable aged finish. The 63-RLC is inspired by the bass we made in 1963 for Paul McCartney and features an unbound 2 piece neck and 2 on a strip tuners. The 61-RLC is inspired by the bass as we made it in 1961 with close spaced pickups, 3 piece neck and individual “Rugby Ball” tuners. Each bass is a unique instrument, no two are exactly alike as the ageing process is all done by hand. All models are supplied with a pearloid pickguard (not mounted) and are available left-handed (L) Incl. Höfner Vintage strap and case.


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Handmade in Germany


The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Höfner and launched at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956. It has since gone on to become one of the most recognisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.


Founded in 1887, Höfner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney has played a Hofner Violin Bass since 1961 and continues to do so today. The company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has inspired musicians in rock, jazz and all genres for decades. Despite changes over more than 130 years the company is still very much a family firm with strong values for customers and for high quality musical instruments.


Inspired by a bass made for Paul McCartney in 1963. Fully hollow body. Original Höfner '63 neck profile with 2 piece neck. Original “Staple” pickups. Also available in left-handed version.


Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.

 


Specifications

  1. 1Top Wood: Spruce

  2. 2Back and Sides: Flame maple

  3. 3Binding: Black/White/Black

  4. 4Centerblock: None

  5. 5Neck Joint: Set Neck

  6. 6Fingerboard: Rosewood

  7. 7Scale Length: 30''

  8. 8Number of Frets: 22

  9. 9Bridge: Ebony

  10. 10Pickups: Hofner Staple Nickel

  11. 11Includes Hofner Hard Case with Hygrometer