Basses | Since 1955

Hofner workshops 1965

The iconic Violin Bass and others

The first Höfner bass was designed by Walter Höfner in 1955 and first shown to the public at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in the spring of 1956. This was the now iconic 500/1 Violin Bass made famous by Sir Paul Mccartney who has played one since 1961. This and other models such as the Club, Verithin and President continue to be produced by Höfner and sold worldwide. (The image is from the Höfner workshops in 1965, a Violin Bass being finished.)

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