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Hofner H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin Electric Bass Guitar Sunburst

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An iconic bass with a slim neck and warm, woody tone.

The Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass authentically revives the iconic hollowbody electric that powered the British Invasion. Its fully hollow flame maple body resonates with woody, acoustic-like tone perfect for driving rhythms or melodic lines. The slimmer neck profile improves playability while retaining the classic Hofner feel. With an antique sunburst finish and vintage esthetics like celluloid binding, this 1964 reissue looks as good as it sounds. Dual "Staple" humbucking pickups offer a palette of tones from warm and round to bright and cutting. The Hofner Vintage '64 allows you to channel the vintage vibe and sound of the legendary original that shaped rock and roll history.

Iconic Hollowbody Design Provides Resonant, Woody Tone

The fully hollow flame maple body of the Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass resonates with deep, acoustic-like tone. Its iconic violin shape produces warm lows, clear mids and singing highs perfect for rock, blues, jazz or any genre. The hollow construction makes this bass impressively lightweight while still retaining sustain. You'll appreciate the comfortable feel during long performances. The Vintage '64 recreates the legendary sound that powered bands like The Beatles, bringing vintage character to your playing.

Slimmer Neck Profile Improves Playability

The Hofner Vintage '64 features a slimmer neck profile than previous year models. This makes chording and moving around the neck smoother and more comfortable. The slim profile increases playability while still retaining the distinctive Hofner feel that so many iconic players enjoyed. The bound rosewood fingerboard further enhances smooth playability. The Vintage '64 melds vintage vibe with modern, fast-playing performance.

Flame Maple Construction Adds Vintage Aesthetic

With a body, sides and neck crafted from beautiful flame maple, the Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass oozes vintage style. Details like white celluloid neck binding and a floating pickguard authenticate the iconic 1964 design. The sunburst finish gives this bass a stylish, aged look straight from the era that made it famous. The Vintage '64 isn't just a reissue in name but also in distinct, head-turning aesthetics.

Dual Humbucking Pickups Offer Versatile Tonal Options

The Hofner Vintage '64 equips you with tonal versatility thanks to its dual "Staple" humbucking pickups. The neck pickup has a warm, round sound perfect for melodic lines and chords. The bridge pickup provides added brightness and bite for more cutting tones. Blend the pickups to dial in your ideal tone. Volume and pickup selector controls give you flexibility. Go for vintage warmth or modern edge with the Hofner Vintage '64.

Includes Vintage-Style Hardshell Case for Protection

The Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass ships with a vintage-style hardshell case to protect your investment. The case safely transports this hollowbody bass to gigs and sessions. Its plush interior prevents dings, dents and scratches. Honor your bass with the vintage case it deserves.


  • Authentic replica of the '64 model
  • German spruce top
  • White celluloid neck binding
  • Flame maple back and sides
  • 2-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Mother-of-pearl dots fretboard inlays
  • 22 frets
  • 30" scale length
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Ebony bridge
  • Brass tailpiece
  • Floating celluloid pickguard
  • 2 'Staple' humbucking pickups
  • Electronics: 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
  • Nickel-plated hardware
  • Antique-brown sunburst finish
  • Case included

Don't accept imitations: order the real Hofner Violin Bass today.


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