Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass

One of the most recognisable bass guitars since 1956. 

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 Hofner 500/1 standard model has the slim profile neck. White celluloid neck binding distinguishes it from the other German made Hofner violin basses. The light weight of the fully hollow body will be appreciated after a long nights playing. Also available in left-handed (L) version at no additional cost.

Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass technical specifications

Manufacturer Höfner
Series Contemporary
Made In Germany
GTIN 14 4250358600025
Manufacturer Part Number 252877, HCT-500/1 - SB, HCT-500/1-SB, HCT500/1, HCT5001CV, HCT5001SB, HCT-500/1CL-SB, HCT-500/1C-BK
Colour Burst
Finish Antique Brown Sunburst
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Body Type Hollow Body
Body Shape Family Violin
Top Material Family Spruce
Top Material Spruce
Body Material Family Maple
Body Material Flame Maple
Fretboard Material Family Rosewood
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Neck Material Family Maple
Neck Material Maple/Beech/Maple
String Number 4
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width (inch) 1.65
Scale Length (inch) 30
Pickup Configuration H-H
Pickup Active/Passive Passive
Pickup Brand Höfner
Bridge Pickup Model Staple Nickel Humbucker
Neck Pickup Model Staple Nickel Humbucker

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