'65 HOFNER VIOLIN BASS 500/1 Model, Sunburst, EX code BA101
1965 Hofner Batles Bass 500/1 Sir PaulL Rare & CoolL, Made in German. Beautifully Flamed Maple Actrattive Violin Sunburs. Bound straight neck with excellent frets. Whit a real woody and punchy Sound and with perfectly balance out the volume of the two pickups. OHC
PICKUPS: Launched in the early '60s and made in both 6-String & 4-String versions they're essentially a humbucker but rather than have steel slugs hidden under the cover in the usual, standard Humbucker design, Hofner made these with steel 'staples'. These ferrous poles work in the same way, the difference being they're not hidden away under the cover, resulting in a clearer, more defined tone. They're also mini-humbucker size giving a more focussed, clear sound.