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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Hofner Dealer.
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 the flame maple back and sides with a spruce top. 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.
How Does It Play?
We give a thorough setup to every instrument that comes through our shop. From truss rod to nut slots, pickup heights to saddle heights, you can rest assured we have this one dialed in. We also do a thorough inspection and check of all electronics and hardware to make sure nothing slips by!
This model ships with Hofner hard case!
Model #: H500/1-63-ARL-O
Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / White / Black
Binding Back: Black / White / Black
Binding Sides: White
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
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Side Dots: None
Number Of Frets: 22
Type: Hofner Fretted
Tuners: Strip Nickel
Tuner Buttons: Plastic
Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl
Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Middle: None
Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound