Hofner Germany Violin Bass – 63 Vintage Finish

Brand: Hofner
Stock Id: HOFNER-H500/1-63-RLC-0

Hofner Germany Violin Bass – 63 Vintage Finish

Brand: Hofner
Stock Id: HOFNER-H500/1-63-RLC-0

Handmade in Germany

A special vintage finish Violin Bass created by our master in the violin lacquer dept. Beautifully aged to look authentically vintage but with the advantage of a brand new bass.

Very special and secret varnishes are used to achieve the remarkable aged finish.

The 63-RLC is inspired by the bass we made in 1963 for Paul McCartney and features an unbound 2 piece neck and 2 on a strip tuners.

Each bass is a unique instrument, no two are exactly alike as the ageing process is all done by hand.

All models are supplied with a pearloid pickguard (not mounted) and include a Höfner Vintage strap and case.


  • Back, Sides & Neck Wood: Flame Maple
  • Case: Included Made in Germany
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Pickups: Neck & Bridge: Höfner Staple Nickel
  • Style: Violin Bass
  • Top Wood: Spruce

Product number: H500/1-63-RLC-0
Handmade at Höfner, Germany.
Instrument: Violin Bass Vintage
Model: H500/1-RLC-63-0
Category Term Description
Body Shape Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce
Soundhole None
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple
Binding Top Black / White / Black
Binding Back Black / White / Black
Binding Sides White
Centerblock None
Neck Wood Flame Maple
Construction Two Piece
Headstock Shape Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork Script
Neck Joint Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 24mm
Heel Cap White Pearl
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Scale 30″ / 76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Binding None
Side Dots None
Number of Frets 22
Bridge Material Ebony
Type Hofner Fretted
Hardware Tuners Strip Nickel
Tuner Buttons Plastic
Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material Plastic
Pickguard White Pearl
Pickup Neck Hofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Middle
Pickup Bridge Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs Gold top
Electrics Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg 2,1
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm

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