Hofner H500 Custom Shop V62 Violin Bass
This is a Hofner Custom Shop V62 model.
A year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walter Hofner’s original violin bass, made famous by a certain Beatle who shall remain nameless, they have decided to produce a contemporary version. It has a vintage look that will produce many “oohs”, and an internal sustain block that creates a more modern, deep-resonating sound that will produce many “aahs.” It’s the kind of bass guitar people love to see, play, and hear.
Aesthetically, this model features a maple-beech-maple set neck with rosewood fretboard accentuated by mother-of-pearl dot inlays, the signature Hofner violin bass headstock, a brass trapeze tailpiece, and glossy spruce top with glossy flamed maple back and sides. An ebony bridge with movable metal saddles maintains intonation and string spacing. The nickel-plated hardware and floating celluloid pearl pickguard give it an extra little pop for the eyes.
On the electronics side, you’re working with two original Hofner 511B ‘Staple’ humbucking pickups, as well as a control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, and a rhythm/solo switch for volume boost. The overall sound is warm like the original model, but with a little more sonic kick for a more “now” sound. Includes case.
Maple-beech-maple set neck
Neck width at nut 1-5/8″
4 individual machine heads
Ebony bridge with movable metal saddles for perfect intonation and string spacing
Brass trapeze tailpiece
Selected German spruce top
Flamed maple back and sides
2 Hofner 511B ‘Staple’ humbucking pickups
Control panel with boost and individual on and off switches and boost
Floating celluloid pickguard, pearl designed
Mother of pearl inlay dots