Hofner 500/1 Eco Violin Bass Ivory Limited Edition  bass, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bass Direct, Paul McCartney, Beatles


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Hofner 500/1 Eco Violin Bass Ivory Limited Edition (list £2515)


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This white Eco Violin Bass has a striking blue Necuron-840 composite fretboard. As wood types such as ebony and rosewood are in increasingly short supply, Hofner decided to offer an eco-friendly alternative. The superior, environmentally friendly wood types that give us the acoustic sound of this Hofner hollow-body bass guitar are reliably amplified by two Staple Nickel humbuckers.

Hofner Eco Violin Bass Ivory: balanced with solid trebles

The renowned Hofner electronics - consisting in this case of two volume potentiometers and three switches - allow you to accurately tune the sound of the Eco Violin Bass Ivory to your liking. The full, balanced core sound of this instrument's amplified sound comes mainly from the maple - allowing for a pleasantly lightweight, high-quality violin bass. The spruce top adds solid trebles. Additionally, the Eco Violin Bass comes with a Hofner Bullet Case.

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Handmade in Germany

The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Höfner and launched at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 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 1887, Höfner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney has played a Hofner Violin Bass since 1961 and continues to do so today. The company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has inspired musicians in rock, jazz and all genres for decades. Despite changes over more than 130 years the company is still very much a family firm with strong values for customers and for high quality musical instruments.

Inspired by a bass made for Paul McCartney in 1963. Fully hollow body. Original Höfner '63 neck profile with 2 piece neck. Original “Staple” pickups. Also available in left-handed version.

Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.


  1. electric hollow-body bass guitar

  2. colour: Ivory

  3. body: Violin Bass model

  4. top: spruce

  5. sides and back: Flamed Maple

  6. neck: maple-beech-maple, set-in

  7. fretboard: Necuron-840, blue composite material

  8. scale length: 30 inches (76 cm) (short scale)

  9. string nut: 42 mm

  10. number of frets: 22

  11. pickups: 2x Hofner Staple Nickel

  12. electronics: 2x volume, bass on/off, treble on/off, rhythm/solo

  13. included: Hofner Bullet Case