Hofner 500/1 1962 Re-issue, Mersey Violin bass, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct, London, Manchester, Birmingham

 

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Hofner 500/1 1962 Mersey Violin (list £2260)

£1450 + £10 UK shipping

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  3. A B stock instrument with a small area of sunken finish on the front of the bass.

  4. Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the ’62 bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original. For example, the “strip” machine heads, the slot-head screws on the hardware, and the two-piece neck are authentic touches that connect this instrument to an earlier time. In the Vintage ’62 Höfner has created a replica of Paul’s bass historically accurate enough to satisfy even the most demanding Beatles fan. Authentic replica of the '62 model which Paul still plays live on stage today. Original '62 neck size for sustain and playability.


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Handmade in Germany


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.

Founded in 1864, Hofner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney played a Hofner Violin Bass, and the company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has continued to inspire both rock and jazz musicians to this day. Despite the numerous changes over 125 years the company is still strongly a family firm with strong values for customers, and for high quality, musical instruments.

Based on the original 1962 Hofner model. Fully hollow body. Original Hofner '62 neck profile for added sustain and playability. Also available in left-handed version.

Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.

 


Specifications

  1. 1Top Wood: Spruce

  2. 2Back and Sides: Flame maple

  3. 3Binding: Black/White/Black

  4. 4Centerblock: None

  5. 5Neck Joint: Set Neck

  6. 6Fingerboard: Rosewood

  7. 7Scale Length: 30''

  8. 8Number of Frets: 22

  9. 9Bridge: Ebony

  10. 10Pickups: Hofner Staple Nickel

  11. 11Includes Hofner Hard Case with Hygrometer