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Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Electric Violin Bass with Case

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Product Description

An exceptional instrument based on 1962 Violin Bass played exclusively by Paul McCartney, the 500/1 ‘62 bass is well regarded by Hofner aficionados and players alike. Replicating details of the original including the strip machine heads, the slot-head screws on the hardware and the two-piece neck; provide an authentic look and feel. With the re-issuing of the Vintage ’62, Höfner has created a replica of Paul’s bass historically accurate enough to satisfy even the most demanding Beatles fan.

Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Features

  • Spruce top with flamed European maple back and sides
  • Two staple pickups with individual volume controls
  • Two piece maple neck with original 1962 fat-neck measurements
  • Strip machine heads based on popular 1962 specifications
  • Includes Black Hofner Hardshell Case
This Hofner bass guitar is made in Germany as were the original vintage Hofner basses.

Product Specifications
Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Electric Violin Bass Guitar Specifications
  • Type/Shape: Violin Bass
  • Top: Selected German spruce
  • Binding: Black/Cream/Black
  • Back: Selected flamed maple
  • Sides: Selected flamed maple
  • Neck: 2-piece maple neck
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
    • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dots
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: 30 inches (76 cm)
  • Width of Nut: 1-5/8 inches (42 mm)
  • Tuners: H61/74B (2 on a strip)
  • Bridge: Ebony, H72/20B
  • Tailpiece: Brass, H62/30
  • Pickguard: Celluloid, floating; H65/36-P
  • Pickups: 2 Staple humbucking pickups; H511B
  • Electronics:
    • 2 volume controls
    • 2 on/off switches
    • Rhythm/solo switch for volume boost; HA2-B
  • Hardware: Nickel-plated
  • Finish: Antique-brown sunburst
  • Included Accessories: Black Hardshell Case (H3059) and Vintage Strap


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Phone:  866-632-8346 Warranty:  2 Year Warranty
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