'63 HOFNER VIOLIN BASS 500/1 Model, Sunburst, EX code BA47

1963 HOFNER VIOLIN BASS 500/1 Model, Sunburst, Excellent conditions, straight neck with good frest, Electronic and pickups working well, one the first rased logo. Come in Original Hofner Case (code BA101)

Info taken from the book "Hofner Violin" Beatle "Bass by Joe Dunn as you see in photo

1963 Hofner Batles Bass 500/1 Sir PaulL Rare & CoolL, Made in German. Beautifully Flamed Maple Actrattive Violin Sunburs. Boundstraightneck with excellent frets. Whit a real woody and punchy Sound and with perfectly balance out the volume of the two pickups. 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.