New Hofner Contemporary Series HCT 500/5 President Reissue Bass, Black Gloss Finish and Free Shipping!


The Contemporary 500/5 President bass is based on the model of the originals President basses of the 1950s and 60s. It has a spruce top and flame maple back and sides on a 16.5″ body with bound f-holes, a maple/beech/maple 3-piece set neck, and 30″ scale length, which allows for a comfortable feel. Two original “Toaster” pickups allow for that `60s sound.

Here are some specs from the Hofner website:
President Bass
Wood top Spruce
Soundhole Traditional F-Hole (2)
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple
Binding top Black / White / Black / White / Black
Binding back Black / White / Black / White / Black
Binding sides White
Center block None
Neck Wood Maple / Beech / Maple
Construction Three piece
Headstock shape President Bass
Logo and artwork Script
Neck joint Hofner Archtop Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 22mm
Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel 24mm
Heel cap Pearl
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Scale 30 “/ 76cm
Groove width 42mm
Width at 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Dots
Binding White
Side dots Yes
Number of frets 22nd
Bridge material Ebony
Type Hofner Fretted
Tuners Single nickel
Tuner buttons Pearl
Tailpiece Trapeze nickel
Pickguard None
Pickup Neck Hofner Toaster
Pickup Middle
Pickup Bridge Hofner Toaster
Potentiometer knobs Black and Silver

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