Hofner H500 '64 Reissue Violin Bass

igHOF-H500/1-64-0

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  • The Beatles Bass
  • German spruce top
  • Maple body
  • 3 Piece maple neck
  • Handmade in Germany

This is one of a small batch of ex-Frankfurt guitar show Hofners that we're selling as new with full warranty but have small marks on them hense the special prices - we've tried to show any marks as best possible in the photos.

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£ 2,363.67

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What Hofner Say

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.

The Hofner 500/1 has a slim profile neck. White celluloid neck binding distinguishes it from the other German made Hofner violin basses. The light weight of the fully hollow body will be appreciated after a long nights playing.

Specifications

General

  • Model Name: Violin Bass 'Mersey'
  • Model Number: H500/1-64-0
  • Series: Violin Bass
  • Colour: Transparent Sunburst

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
  • Centreblock: None

Neck

  • Wood: Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple
  • Construction: Three 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 Near Heel: 24mm
  • Heal Cap: White Pearl

Fingerboard

  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30" / 76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width at 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: White
  • Side Dots: Yes
  • Number of Frets: 22

Bridge

  • Material: Ebony
  • Type: Hofner Fretted

Hardware

  • Tuners: Single Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tail Piece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Neck Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Middle Pickup:
  • Bridge Pickup:Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
  • Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
  • Strings: Flat Wound
  • Approximate Weight Kg: 2,1

Setup

  • Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 2mm

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