Hofner Germany Violin Bass – ‘Mersey’

Brand: Hofner | Stock Id: HOFNER-H500/1-62-0

The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe 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.

The ‘Mersey’ bass is inspired by a bass made in August 1963 for Paul McCartney. Two piece neck, two-on-a-strip tuners and unbound neck. Fully hollow body. Original ’63 Hofner neck profile. Fitted with flatwound strings. For the fully authentic look and sound of the early 1960s this is the bass.

Also available in left-handed (L) version. {Though may be a special order}

Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.

Flag Handmade in Germany

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Style: Violin Bass

Top Wood: Spruce

Back, Sides & Neck Wood: Flame Maple

Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood

Pickups: Neck & Bridge: Höfner Staple Nickel

Case: Included

Made in Germany


Product number: H500/1-62-0

Handmade at Höfner, Germany. Reissue of a bass made for Paul McCartney in 1963.

Instrument:Violin Bass
BodyShapeViolin Bass
Wood TopSpruce
Wood BackFlame Maple
Wood SidesFlame Maple
Binding TopBlack / White / Black
Binding BackBlack / White / Black
Binding SidesWhite
NeckWoodFlame Maple
ConstructionTwo Piece
Headstock ShapeHofner Violin Bass
Logo and ArtworkScript
Neck JointViolin Bass Set Neck
Joint At16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret22mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret26mm
Heel CapWhite Pearl
Scale30″ / 76cm
Nut Width42mm
Width At 12th Fret48mm
InlaysPearl Dots
Side DotsNone
Number Of Frets22
TypeHofner Fretted
HardwareTunersStrip Nickel
Tuner ButtonsPlastic
TailpieceHofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut MaterialPlastic
PickguardWhite Pearl
Pickup NeckHofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Middle
Pickup BridgeHofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer KnobsGold top
ElectricsHofner Pearl Panel
StringsHofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg2,1
SetupAction Bass String at 12th Fret3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret2mm

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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