10.10.2017

Violin Bass - Vintage Single Pickup

A limited edition of just 12 basses that are inspired by a bass made to special order back in 1957.

In 1957 a special order was placed at Höfner for a Violin Bass with only one pickup. This was produced and delivered and appears to be the only example of such a bass. We have now produced a limited run of 12 basses that replicate that original instrument from 1957. With a single black bar pickup, oval control panel and antique violin finish these basses are a must for all collectors and enthusiasts of the famous 500/1 Violin Bass series.

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Category Term Description
Body Shape Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce laminate
Soundhole  None
Wood Back Flame Maple lamintae
Wood Sides Flame Maple laminate
Binding Top Black / White / Black
Binding Back Black / White / Black
Binding Sides Black
Centerblock None
Neck Wood Flame Maple / Beech /Flame Maple
Construction Three Piece
Headstock Shape Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork Vertical text
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
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 21
Bridge Material Ebony
Type Hofner Fretted
Finish Top Vintage Sunburst
Body Vintage Sunburst
Neck Vintage Sunburst
Hardware Tuners Single Nickel Rugby Ball
Tuner Buttons Plastic
Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel with badge
Nut Material Plastic
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Pickup Neck Hofner Black Bar
Pickup Middle None
Pickup Bridge None
Potentiometer Knobs Gold top
Electrics Hofner Tortoiseshell Oval Panel special
Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm
All Specifications subject to change

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