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Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass

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.

Specs: HCT-500/1-SB Violin Bass

Number of Frets 22
String Number 4
Specific Wood Fretboard Rosewood
Scale Length (inch) 30
Specific Wood Neck Maple/Beech/Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup Model Hofner Staple Nickel Humbucker
Neck Pickup Model Hofner Staple Nickel Humbucker
Body Shape Violin Bass
Body Type Hollow Body
Specific Wood Body Flame Maple
Specific Wood Top Spruce
Specific Colour Antique Brown Sunburst
Manufacturer Höfner
Series Contemporary
Made In Germany


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