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Hofner 5000/1 Deluxe 4-String Electric Bass Guitar

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Although it shares the violin body shape and body woods, and pickups, the Deluxe is a distinct departure from the Vintage models with a one-piece European maple neck, ebony fretboard, gold-plated hard... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Although it shares the violin body shape and body woods, and pickups, the Deluxe is a distinct departure from the Vintage models with a one-piece European maple neck, ebony fretboard, gold-plated hardware, and diamond-shaped mother-of-pearl headstock inlays. A dark, full-body binding that contrasts with the lighter woods of the body is another of the details that sets the Deluxe apart. Responsive and light in weight, it is truly a pleasure to play.

FEATURES

  • Selected German spruce top, back and sides of selected flamed maple
  • 1-piece maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard, 22 frets
  • Abalone double dots
  • Machine heads: Hofner 61/73B (4 individual)
  • Hofner 72/20B ebony bridge with movable metal saddles for perfect intonation and string spacing
  • Hofner 62/30 trapeze tailpiece, brass
  • Hofner 65/36-B floating celluloid pickguard, black
  • 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
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Full body binding
  • Natural finish
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Scale: 30" (76cm)
  • Neck width at nut: 1-5/8" (42mm)
  • 22 frets
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Hofner5000/1 Deluxe 4-String Electric Bass Guitar
 
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5.0

If you want a Hofner, buy this one!

By Paul Klug

from St Louis, MO

Comments about Hofner 5000/1 Deluxe 4-String Electric Bass Guitar:

I started out impulse buying an Icon series after playing one at GC. I loved the light weight and short scale feel of this bass so much that I decided I wanted a better one (the Icon series is the entry level model). I ordered a Contemporary series and didn't care for it at all! It had a full length center block which effectively made it a semi-hollow body which added weight and killed the tone in my opinion. I know a lot of people have given it good reviews but for that kind of money I expected better! It felt cheaper than the Icon series aside from the pick ups, bridge and tailpiece. I then felt like I needed to try a real one (Icon and Contemporary are both Asian models, the real ones are German made) and I figured that if I didn't like it I could return it and be happy with the Icon and save the extra $2500! Money well spent and I couldn't be happier! I am blown away at the difference between the real thing and the Asian version so here's my two cents. if you're going to spend $2000 or better for a real one, buy the Deluxe unless you really want the sunburst finish bad enough to give up the finer appointments of this instrument. If you don't have the money or can't justify spending it, A. It is justifiable, this instrument is worth what it cost! B. If you can't or won't spend this kind of money, the Icon is closer to the real thing as far as being a true hollow-body and even though some components are cheaper, the overall instrument is a bargain for the price and I could have been happy with it, no need to spend more for the Contemporary series.

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