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.I have always played on short scaled basses because when i was younger i couldn't reach on the normal sized basses. There isn't a gap by the neck and the body to strap around your hofner strap. I had one in the seventies, I don't know why I sold it.
The original Hofner violin bass became a favorite because it was easy to play, super-comfortable and it had a sound like no other bass.Hofner's Ignition Violin Bass features a select Spruce top with flamed Maple back and sides and a pair of Hofner humbucking bass pickups for that "classic" sound.The semi-hollow body and set neck will give you the warm, round tone you expect from the violin bass. 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. Click To Read More About This Product Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks.Unfortunately, his 1961 Höfner was stolen in the late ’60s.
The Höfner' 500/1 violin bass (nicknamed the "Beatle bass" or "Cavern bass") is a hollow-bodied bass guitar manufactured by Höfner under several varieties.
It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks.
The overall sound is warm like the original model, but with a little more sonic kick for a more "now" sound.
I bought this bass last summer and have now found what i did and did not like about the bass.
Don't get the idea that this a just a 'nowhere man' look-alike.