Violin Bass - 'Mersey' (LH)

Product number: H500/1-62L-0
Handmade by Höfner, Germany. A reissue of a bass made for Paul McCartney in 1963.

Description

Details

Flag Handmade in Germany

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

The 'Mersey' bass is a re-issue of a bass made in August 1963 for Paul McCartney. Two piece neck, two-on-a-strip tuners and unbound neck. Fully hollow body. Original '63 Hofner neck profile. Fitted with flatwound strings. For the fully authentic look and sound of the early 1960s this left handed bass is the one.

Also available in right-handed version.

Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.

Specification

Specification

Specification
SPECIFICATION SHEET    
Instrument: Violin Bass   
Model: H500/1-62L-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 22mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 26mm
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
     
All Specifications subject to change  

Reviews

Reviews

Click for review "This faithful reissue shows that the infamous Violin bass can still hold its own nearly half a century on." Review by Music Radar.

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