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Hofner 500/1 – 62 Reissue Violin Bass

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Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the Hofner 500/1 62 Reissue 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.

This is a new instrument, delivering the look and tone of a vintage 500/1 violin bass but with new-instrument reliability. The hollow bodies give an unmistakable ‘thump’ and strongly suggest the response of an upright bass, but with a lot more volume. The light weight and 30-inch short scale make these very comfortable to play for any length of time.

Like the originals, the Violin Bass is built using Spruce for the top, Maple for the back, sides and neck, and Indian Rosewood for the unbound fingerboard.   Classic appointments include vintage style open gear tuners, Hofner pickups and ‘teacup’ style control knobs. 

The original Hofner case is included.

  • Model: 500/1 1962 reissue
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 20/04/2011

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.73lbs 2.15kg
  • Scale Length: 76mm 30in
  • Nut Width: 42mm 1.653in
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