Hollow flamed maple body with spruce top. Three-piece maple neck with reinforcement and fingerboard made of walnut. Nut width 42mm, scale length 762mm. Höfner Green Line finish.
Handmade in Germany.
For over 20 years Höfner has been producing the Green Line range of classical guitars. The H500/1-HGL bass is the first electric guitar to be added to the Green Line range.
One of our aims with this instrument has been to eliminate as much plastic as possible and to use an environmentally friendly finish whilst retaining the looks and sound of the iconic Violin Bass. To this end the plastics used in the headplate, truss rod cover, heel plate, nut, pickup surrounds, scratchplate, dot markers and body binding have all been replaced with non-endangered walnut wood. The tuners and buttons are now metal which can easily be recycled. We replaced the ebony bridge with one crafted from walnut. The bass is finished with the Höfner Green Line Finish which is not poisonous to the environment and also very easy to repair.
Perhaps the biggest change we have made is with the fingerboard. For this we have also used walnut to replace the traditional rosewood (which is now on the CITES list as an endangered species).
Instrument: Violin Bass Green Line Model: H500/1-HGL-0 Body Shape Violin Bass Wood Top Spruce Soundhole None Wood Back Flame Maple Wood Sides Flame Maple Binding Top None Binding Back None Binding Sides Walnut Centerblock None Neck Wood Flame Maple Construction 3 Piece (Maple/Walnut/Maple) Headstock Shape Hofner Violin Bass Logo and Artwork Script laser cut with wooden insert 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 Walnut Fingerboard Wood Ist series composite material. 2nd series Walnut Scale 30" / 76cm Nut Width 42mm Width At 12th Fret 48mm Inlays Ist series pearl dots. 2nd series walnut dots. Binding None Side Dots Yes Number of Frets 22 Bridge Material Walnut Type Hofner Fretted Hardware Tuners Enclosed metal tuners Tuner Buttons Metal Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel Nut Material Walnut Pickguard Walnut Pickup Neck Hofner Blade H513B Pickup Middle Pickup Bridge Hofner Blade H513B Potentiometer Knobs Walnut laser cut Electrics 2 * volume, 1 * 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