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Hofner 500/1 63 Re-issue

The 500/1 violin bass from the Artist series is our new product for 2020.

With our new efficient production, we can offer a high quality bass at an excellent price. It is ideal for those looking for an authentic violin bass: artists, enthusiasts, Beatle bands, and everyone who wants the unique sound of this world-famous instrument. This model is based on the 500/1 from 1963, with two "staple" pickups, "2-on-a-strip" machine heads, a fully-fledged resonance body and a slim, two-piece shortscale neck without bezels. There is of course the famous control panel, the mother-of-pearl-colored pickguard and with a flamed maple back and sides and a spruce top it is authentic in every way. The robust high-gloss poly finish ensures that this bass will be a long-term companion - whether in the rehearsal room or live on stage! Equipped with flatwound strings, the tone has everything you would expect from a traditional 500/1 bass. That's the great sound from the 1960s! Delivery in Höfner quality case.

Instrument: Violin bass arist  
Model: H500 / 1-63-AR-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
Center block None
Neck Wood 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
Groove width 42mm
Width at 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl dots
Binding None
Side dots None
Number of frets 22nd
bridge material Ebony
Type Hofner Fretted
hardware Tuners Strip nickel
Tuner buttons Plastic
Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Groove 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
Set up Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2.5mm

We currently offer

Free Shipping on Basses, amps and large accesories (cases, gigbags) over $500*

Free Delivery Austraia Wide on String Orders over $50 

Free Delivery Austraia Wide on Pedals, Leads, straps and small accessory orders over $50 

Basses and large items under $500 will have a Freight Charge. 

Feel Free to contact us with questions regarding freight. 

* Exceptions are large items to remote areas where the freight costs are excessive. Its a vast country and unfortunately some areas are extremely expensive to send to.  If we see an issue we will contact you to discuss and we will always offer a full refund. 

Feel free to contact us if you have an inquiry regarding freight *Free Freight does not apply to Studio 19 Rental Agreements

We offer a few Finance/Payment options. Layby, Zip Money or Studio 19 Rentals


We offer 3 Months INTEREST FREE on purchases under $1000

We offer 6 Months INTEREST FREE on purchases over $1000

You get the gear now and pay later

CLICK HERE for T&C's and Application form, it only takes a minute


Studio 19 Rental

The rental payments are listed on each product, you can choose either a 6 month or 12 month minimum rental period. You can choose to purchase your gear at any stage after 4 weeks and end the contract. Rental Payments and buy out figures are listed on all applicable products. Click HERE for more details


We Offer 6 weeks on Used gear and 12 Weeks on New Gear. Payments must be made within each month and the balance paid upon completion of the time period. Payments can be made online HERE

Paying by Bank Transfer

Our details are as follows:
National Australia Bank
The Bass Centre
BSB: 083419
Acc: 518378534








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