Hofner 500/1 “Gold Label” Violin bass, Bocote, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct, London, Birmingham, Manchester, USA, EU


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Hofner 500/1 “Gold Label” Violin bass, Bocote/Flame maple

£1450 Free UK shipping

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  3. Made in the custom shop in Hofner by a small team of craftsman. These limited edition basses come with fitted Hofner cases. (list prices £2599). This bass features Bocote Front, Back and sides with flame maple inserts and Nickel pickups

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Handmade in Germany

The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe 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 1864, Hofner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney played a Hofner Violin Bass, and the company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has continued to inspire both rock and jazz musicians to this day. Despite the numerous changes over 125 years the company is still strongly a family firm with strong values for customers, and for high quality, musical instruments.



  1. 1Top Wood: Bocote

  2. 2Back and Sides: Bocote

  3. 3Binding: Black/White/Black

  4. 4Centerblock: None

  5. 5Neck - Flamed Maple

  6. 6Neck Joint: Set Neck

  7. 7Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

  8. 8Scale Length: 30''

  9. 9Number of Frets: 22

  10. 10Bridge: Ebony

  11. 11Tuners - Strip

  12. 12Pickups: Hofner Nickel

  13. 13Includes Hofner Hard Case with Hygrometer


Tel: 01926 886433

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