Violin Bass 'Artist'

Product number: H500/1-63-AR-0
Handmade at Höfner, Germany, Artist Bass

Description

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Flag Handmade in Germany

New for 2020 is the Artist series 500/1 Violin Bass.

Using our new efficient production, we can offer a top-quality, German-made bass at an excellent price. It is ideal for those seeking an authentic Violin Bass: artists, enthusiasts, Beatle bands and anyone who desires the unique tone of this world-famous instrument. This model is based on the 500/1 as made in 1963, with twin “Staple” pickups, 2-on-a-strip tuners, fully hollow body and slim unbound short-scale 2 piece neck. There is, of course, the renowned control panel, the pearloid scratchplate, and with the flame maple back and sides and a spruce top, it is authentic in every way. The hi-gloss poly finish ensures that this bass will take the knocks and bangs of life on the road. Fitted with flatwound strings the tone is all you would  expect of a traditional 500/1 bass, the great sound from the 1960s. Supplied with a Höfner quality case. 

Specification

Specification

Specification
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
Centerblock 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
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 2.5mm
All Specifications subject to change

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