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.

HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass technical specifications

Manufacturer Höfner
Series Contemporary
Made In Germany
GTIN 14 04250358600025
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 Black
Left-Friendly? Yes, No
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 4
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Pickup Brand Aguilar

HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass reviews & comparison videos

HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass reviews & comparison

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