Höfner H500/18 Bass

Back to the ’50s with the H500/18. 

In the 1950’s – 1960’s Höfner some great large bodied Hollow Bass guitars like the H500/3, President and more…These big and unique basses inspired Höfner to create the H500/18. With 17 inches hollow body, spruce top, flamed maple body and no centre block this beauty produces a deep and dry tone which will immediately take you back in time.

Despite what you may think, when it comes to playability this bass is like butter! Yes it is big bodied, but it is also a short scale bass, light weighted and it’s nut is 1,65 inches.

Just like the H500/1, the Höfner H500/18 uses a pair of “Staple” 510B pickups and is handmade in Germany.

Höfner H500/18 Bass technical specifications

Manufacturer Höfner
Made In Germany
Colour Burst
Finish Sunburst
Left-Friendly? No
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Body Type Hollow Body
Body Shape Family Single Cut
Top Material Family Spruce
Top Material Arched Spruce
Body Material Family Maple
Body Material Flame Maple
Fretboard Material Family Rosewood
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Neck Material Family Maple
Neck Material 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 501B
Neck Pickup Model Staple 501B

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