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.
Instrument: Violin Bass Arist Model: H500/1-63-AR-0 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 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