Hofner 500/1 Reissue V62 “Mersey” Violin Bass – Made in Germany!

Hofner 500/1 Reissue V62 “Mersey” Violin Bass – Made in Germany!

$1,999.00

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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 inspired by 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 is the bass.

**Note : tarnished finish and small hairline surface crack on lower right bout by controls (as shown in the photos) . 

Year: 2010

Specifications:

Instrument: Violin Bass

Model: H500/1-62-0

BodyShape: Violin Bass

Wood Top: Spruce

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: 42mmWidth At 12th Fret 48mm

Inlays: Pearl Dots

Binding: None

Side Dots: None

Number Of Frets: 22

Bridge Material: Ebony

Type: Hofner Fretted

Tuners: Strip Nickel

Tuner Buttons: Plastic Tailpiece

Hofner Trapeze: Nickel

Nut Material: Plastic

Pickguard: White Pearl

Neck Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel

Bridge Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel

Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top Electrics/Hofner Pearl Panel

Strings: Hofner Flat Wound

Approximate Weight Kg2,1