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About This Listing

NEW - 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 'Mersey' bass is inspired by a bass made in August 1963 for Paul McCartney. Two piece neck, two-on-a-strip tuners and unbound neck. Fully hollow body. Original '63 Hofner neck profile. Fitted with flatwound strings. For the fully authentic look and sound of the early 1960s this is the bass.

You are looking at serial number: Z0213H026

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Specs

Body

  • Wood Top: Spruce
  • Soundhole: None
  • Wood Back: Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple
  • Binding Top: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: None


Neck

  • Wood: Flame Maple
  • Construction: Two Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Höfner Violin Bass
  • Logo and Artwork: Script
  • Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At: 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB at 1st Fret: 22mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB at 12th Fret: 26mm
  • Heel Cap: White Pearl


Fretboard

  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30”/76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width at 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: None
  • Side Dots: Nonw
  • Number of Frets: 22


Bridge

  • Material: Ebony
  • Type: Höfner Fretted


Hardware

  • Tuners: Strip Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tailpiece: Höfner Trapere Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Pickup Neck: Höfner Staple Nickel
  • Pickup Bridge: Höfner Staple Nickel
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Gold Top
  • Electrics: Höfner Pearl Panel
  • Strings: Höfner Flat Wound
  • Includes Hardshell case.

Condition
Brand
Model
  • Vintage Series 500/1 '62 Reissue Violin Beatle Bass
Finish
  • Sunburst
Categories
Year
  • 2023
Made In
  • Germany
Number of Strings
  • 4-String

About the Seller

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Rochester, NY, United States
(426)
Joined Reverb:2016
Items Sold:793

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