Violin Bass Platinum Stock #1

Product number: H500/1-PS1-0
Handmade at Höfner, Germany.



From our new Platinum Stock this exceptional relic bass has been created by our master luthiers for connoisseurs of fine guitars and basses. With just 12 pieces available worldwide it is a unique opportunity to own a special handcrafted instrument from Höfner.
It has a spruce top, flame maple back and sides, a three-piece neck (maple/beech/maple) and the classic script logo at the head. The neck is of the 61 profile, slightly thicker and preferred by many bass players for its grip and feel. On the back of the head, you will find the classic two-on-a-strip tuners. On the body are a pair of the classic H510B “Cavern” pickups mounted in the wide spaced configuration to offer a broader range of tonal possibilities.

On this particular version we have dispensed with the traditional Höfner control panel, this is replaced by three controls – volume – volume – tone. Very few Violin Basses have ever been built without a control panel, making this model even more special!

The bass was finished by our own lacquer department, experts at producing an aged effect that looks truly stunning. Here you have the chance to purchase a brand new bass that looks as if it is 50 years old!

Includes a Höfner deluxe case.



Instrument: Violin Bass (Platinum Stock #1)  
Model: H500/1-PS1-0  
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 Black / White / Black
Centerblock None
Neck Wood Flame Maple / Beech
Construction Three 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 Black plastic
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 None
Pickup Neck Hofner Cavern
Pickup Middle  
Pickup Bridge Hofner Cavern
Potentiometer Knobs Gold top
Electrics Vol - Vol - Tone
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

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