Hofner 500/1 Gold Label Violin bass, Laurel, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct, London, Birmingham, Manchester, USA, EU

 

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Hofner 500/1 “Gold Label” Violin bass, Laurel

£1450 inc free UK/EU shipping


  1. Please contact the shop to pay by Bank Transfer or finance

  2. Please contact us for international shipping rates

  3. Export price outside EU £1208

  4. Made in the custom shop in Hofner by a small team of craftsman. These limited edition basses come with fitted Hofner cases. (list prices £2599)


Actual bass shown, please click on images to enlarge:













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.

 


Specifications

  1. 1Top Wood: Spruce

  2. 2Back and Sides: Laurel

  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






















 

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