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Höfner H500/1-63-ARL-0 Sunburst

The 500/1 Violin Bass was first shown to the public at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956. It has been in continuous production ever since. Designed by Walter Höfner as an alternative to the upright double bass it fulfilled this aim and much more....
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1,899 €
1,929 €
4-string Bassguitar Höfner H500/1-63-ARL-0 Sunburst

Höfner H500/1-63-ARL-0 Sunburst

1,899 €
1,929 €

Product code: H500/1-63-ARL-0 | ID: 1106189

Höfner H500/1-63-ARL-0 Sunburst

The 500/1 Violin Bass was first shown to the public at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956. It has been in continuous production ever since. Designed by Walter Höfner as an alternative to the upright double bass it fulfilled this aim and much more. It leapt to worldwide fame when Paul McCartney was seen playing one with The Beatles in the early 1960s. Its short scale (30") and ultra lightweight has found favour with many professionals over the years.

The sound of a Violin Bass is unlike any other bass. When used with flatwound strings it produces a distinctive deep and penetrating thud not unlike an upright double bass. This sound can be used to emulate those pop sounds of the 1960s or slightly overdriven in a modern rock band to provide a deep driving bass. It is also commonly used today in studios for recording bass lines for dance music. It has also seen increasing use in reggae bands where a deep driving bass is always wanted. Despite being one of the smallest basses available it easily produces massive bass lines and is remarkably versatile.

Hollowbody made of flamed maple with spruce top. Two-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Nut width 42mm, scale length 762mm. Sunburst finish. Includes Höfner Vintage strap and case.

Parameters and specifications

Suitability

Features

Number of Strings

4

Tuning Machines

Controls

Switch


Properties

Handedness

Pickups Configuration

HH

Neck Profile

C

Number of Frets

22

Pickups

Bridge/Tremolo

Fretboard Inlays

Dot

Nut

Bridge Pickup

Neck Pickup

Strap Button

Original Colour by Producer

Sunburst


Material

Finish

Neck

Neck Finish

Fretboard

Top

Hardware

Truss Rod

Construction Method


Package

Package Contents


Accessory

Incl. Gig bag/Case


Dimensions and Weight

Scale (mm)

762

Nut Width (mm)

42


Country

Made in

Germany


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