New Hofner H500/1-63-AR-O German-made Artist Series Beatle Bass, with Hard Case and Free Shipping – B-Stock Discount!
Now in stock, the Hofner “Artist” 500/1 violin bass! Fully hollow, it features a spruce top and flame maple back and sides, with black/white/black binding. It has a set maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays. And the classic Hofner sound comes from two Hofner Staple pickups, with the traditional pearl control panel.
Modeled after the 1963 500/1 made famous by Paul McCartney, this German-made bass comes with a sunburst hi-gloss poly finish, making it available at an affordable price point. It comes with a hard case, certificate of authenticity, and lots of case candy!
This bass is a B-Stock because of a finish blemish on the front at the neck pocket. It is cosmetic only, and does not affect the playability of this instrument.
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Using our new efficient production, we can offer a top-quality, German-made bass at an excellent price. It is ideal for those seeking an authentic Violin Bass: artists, enthusiasts, Beatle bands and anyone who desires the unique tone of this world-famous instrument. This model is based on the 500/1 as made in 1963, with twin “Staple” pickups, 2-on-a-strip tuners, fully hollow body and slim unbound short-scale 2 piece neck. There is, of course, the renowned control panel, the pearloid scratchplate, and with the flame maple back and sides and a spruce top, it is authentic in every way. The hi-gloss poly finish ensures that this bass will take the knocks and bangs of life on the road. Fitted with flatwound strings the tone is all you would expect of a traditional 500/1 bass, the great sound from the 1960s. Supplied with a Höfner quality case.
Instrument – Violin bass Artist
Model – H500/1-63-AR-O
Wood top – Spruce
Wood Back – Flame Maple
Wood sides – Flame Maple
Binding top – Black / White / Black
Binding Back – Black / White / Black
Binding Sides – White
Center block – None
Wood – maple
Construction – Two Piece
Headstock shape – Hofner violin bass
Logo and artwork – script
Neck joint – Violin bass set neck
Joint at – 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret – 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret – 24mm
Heel cap – White Pearl
Wood – Rosewood
Scale – 30″ / 76cm
Nut Width – -42mm
Width At 12th Fret – 48mm
Inlays – Pearl dots
Binding – None
Side dots – None
Number of Frets – 22
Material – ebony
Type – Hofner Fretted
Tuners – Strip Nickel
Tuner buttons – Plastic
Tail piece – Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Groove material – Plastic
Pickguard – White Pearl
Pickup neck – Hofner Staple Nickel
Pickup bridge – Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs – gold top
Electrics – Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings – Hofner Flat Wound
Pittsburgh Guitars is an authorized Hofner Premium dealer!