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Bass Guitar Hofner Violin Bass 500/1 "ECO Bass"

Price: 2.589,44 € EUR 2176.00
incl. VAT 19% without shipping cost
(tax free price 2.176,00 €)
SKU: H-500/1-ECO-W-0
Manufacturer: Karl Hofner
Dispatch: Ships within 2-6 weeks


Handmade in Germany.
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Bass Guitar Hofner Violin Bass 500/1 "ECO Bass"

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 recongisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.

The 500/1 ECO bass was born after extensive research to find a new material to replace the traditional Rosewood used for the fingerboard. We selected a composite material which offers better stability, greater durability and perfect playability. It also offers an exceptional tonal range adding to the overall famous sound of the Violin Bass . The body continues to use tradional woods; spruce for the top and flamed maple for back and sides. Acclaimed in the press as a major leap forward in guitar design this is the new generation bass from Höfner for those who want to look forward.

Including a Hofner case.

Technical characteristics
Instrument Violin Bass "ECO BASS"
Model H500/1-ECO-W-0
Body Wood Top Spruce
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple - 52mm
Neck Wood Flame Maple/Beech /Flame Maple
Construction Three Piece
Neck Joint Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 24mm
Fingerboard Wood Composit
Scale 30"/76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Number Of Frets 22
Strings Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm
Bridge Ebony Hofner Fretted
Finish Ivory
Pickup 2X Hofner Diamond Nickel
Building the Hofner Violin Beatles Bass