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Hofner 500/1 63 Artist Made in Germany

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Hofner 500/1 '63 Artist Model, Made in Germany

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