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.

Here is more from Hofner:
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
Shape-violin bass
Wood top – Spruce
Wood BackFlame Maple
Wood sidesFlame Maple
Binding topBlack / White / Black
Binding BackBlack / White / Black
Binding SidesWhite
Center blockNone
ConstructionTwo Piece
Headstock shapeHofner violin bass
Logo and artworkscript
Neck jointViolin bass set neck
Joint at16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret24mm
Heel capWhite Pearl
Wood – Rosewood
Scale – 30″ / 76cm
Nut Width-42mm
Width At 12th Fret48mm
InlaysPearl dots
Side dotsNone
Number of Frets22
Type – Hofner Fretted
TunersStrip Nickel
Tuner buttonsPlastic
Tail pieceHofner Trapeze Nickel
Groove materialPlastic
Pickguard – White Pearl
Pickup neckHofner Staple Nickel
Pickup bridgeHofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobsgold top
ElectricsHofner Pearl Panel
StringsHofner Flat Wound

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