Hofner 500/1 Vintage '62 Electric Bass Guitar with Bullet Case  

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In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea revolutionized popular
music. Many players revere Hofner's Violin Bass as a legend bec... Read More

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In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for an amplified semi-acoustic bass. When it was brought to life, his idea revolutionized popular
music. Many players revere Hofner's Violin Bass as a legend because of its historical significance and its warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. The Hofner Violin Bass is a unique instrument with a smooth, sweet sound and a playing ease that simply eludes most ordinary
basses.
Based on Paul McCartney's 1962 Violin Bass, it replicates details of the original including
the "strip" machine heads, the slot-head screws on the hardware, and the 2-piece neck. These are authentic touches that connect this instrument to an earlier time. In the Vintage '62 Hofner has created a replica of Paul's bass historically accurate enough to satisfy even the most demanding Beatles fan.

Features
  • Selected German spruce top, back and sides of selected flamed maple
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard, 22 frets
  • Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Scale: 30" (76cm)
  • Neck width at nut: 1-5/8" (42mm)
  • Machine heads: Hofner 61/74B (2 on a strip)
  • Hofner 72/20B ebony bridge with movable metal saddles for perfect intonation and string spacing
  • Hofner 62/30 trapeze tailpiece, brass
  • Hofner 65/36-P floating celluloid pickguard, pearl
  • 2 Hofner 511B "Staple" humbucking pickups
  • Hofner A2-B: Control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
  • Nickel-plated hardware
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