Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass
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Overview

Thanks to Paul McCartney and the Beatles, the Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass shot to stardom and has since become a legendary instrument -- it's even been called the "Beatles Bass." First produced in the late '50s by the German company Hofner and then distributed to the U.K., the 500/1 has been in production until today, its unique, violin-like body shape inspiring the design of many others. Its semi-hollow body and hot, blade-style pickups are just a few of the parts that make up the singular Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 500/1 Violin Bass
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1963 - 1974
Made In
  • Germany
Categories
Body Shape
  • Violin
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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