Hofner 500/1 ’63 Artist Violin Bass Gloss Black

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Product Description

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.

Product Specs/Additional Information

Hofner 500/1 ’63 Artist Violin Bass Gloss Black

Model: H500/1-63-AR-0
Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Neck: Maple
Construction: Two Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork: Script
Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 30″
Nut Width: 42mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge Material: Ebony
Tuners: Strip Nickel
Pickguard: White Pearl
Pickups: Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight: 2.1kg

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Product Description

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.

Product Specs

Hofner 500/1 ’63 Artist Violin Bass Gloss Black

Model: H500/1-63-AR-0
Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Neck: Maple
Construction: Two Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork: Script
Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale: 30″
Nut Width: 42mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge Material: Ebony
Tuners: Strip Nickel
Pickguard: White Pearl
Pickups: Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight: 2.1kg

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