Winner: Barry Mellis
Draw date: 6/5/21
As far as iconic basses go, the Hofner Violin Bass is right up there! When you think of the Hofner 500/1 you automatically think of Paul McCartney who helped give this bass its iconic status! This special edition bass recreates the style of the 1964 version and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Here's what Hofner have to say:
The best-selling 500/1 Contemporary version of the Hofner Violin Bass Guitar in sunburst offers those wanting to own one of the World's iconic guitars.
Recreating the style of the 1964 version.
Featuring a sustain block inside the body to give modern, deep-resonating bass sounds while still retaining the original Hofner Beatles bass sound. With a short scale of 30" and the small violin bass body it is one of greatest electric bass guitars ever made.
Body Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce + body decal
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: White
Binding Back: White
Binding Sides: White
Neck Wood: Maple
Construction: One Piece
Headstock Shape: Ignition Violin/Club Bass
Neck Joint: Hofner Violin/Club Bass Set Neck
Fingerboard Wood: Thermo-modified Jatoba
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 50mm
Number Of Frets: 22
Bridge Material: Rosewood
Bridge Type: Hofner Fretted
Tuner Buttons: Pearl finish
Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: Pearloid plastic
Neck Pickup: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Bridge Pickup: Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: H909/15 Tea Cup knobs
This bass was purchased brand new.
This draw is not endorsed by Hofner.
Draw Reference: 86963
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