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Hofner Contemporary 500/1 Violin Bass - Black B STOCK

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B-Stock brand new violin bass! Only a couple minor blemishes, see close-up pics.  


The best-selling 500/1 Contemporary version of the Hofner Violin Bass Guitar in black offers those wanting to own one of the World's iconic guitars the chance to do so at a very attractive price.  

Recreating the style of the 1964 version. 

Featuring a sustain block inside the body to give modern, deep-resonating bass sounds while still retaining the original Hofner Beatles bass sound. With a short scale of 30" and the small violin bass body it is one of greatest electric bass guitars ever made. 

Item Specifications:



  • Shape:                            Violin Bass.
  • Wood Top:                   Spruce.     
  • Wood Back:                Flame Maple.
  • Wood Sides:               Flame Maple.
  • Binding Top:                Black/White/Black.
  • Binding Back:             Black/White/Black.
  • Binding Sides:            White.
  • Centerblock:               Spruce.




  • Wood:                                                                Maple/Beech/Maple.
  • Construction:                                                Three Piece.
  • Headstock Shape:                                       Violin Bass.
  • Logo and Artwork:                                     Script.
  • Neck Joint:                                                      Hofner Violin Bass Set Neck.
  • Joint At:                                                            16th Fret.
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret:      22mm.
  • Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel:       24mm.
  • Heel Cap:                                                         Pearl.       




  • Wood:                               Rosewood
  • Scale :                                30"/76cm.
  • Nut Width:                     42mm.
  • Width At 12th Fret:   48mm.
  • Inlays:                                Dots.
  • Binding :                           White.
  • Side Dots:                       Yes.
  • Number of Frets:        22.




  • Material:         Ebony.
  • Type:                 Hofner Fretted.




  • Tuners:                                                Single Nickel.
  • Tuner Buttons:                               Pearl.
  • Tailpiece:                                           Trapeze Nickel.
  • Nut Material:                                  Plastic.
  • Pickguard:                                        White Pearl.
  • Pickup Neck:                                   Hofner Staple Nickel.
  • Pickup Bridge:                                Hofner Staple Nickel.
  • Potentiometer Knobs:              Black and Silver.
  • Strings:                                               Hofner HCT Roundwound.
  • Approximate Weight Kg:        2.70.




  • Action Bass String at 12th Fret:          3mm.
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret:       2mm.