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Hofner 500/1 Vintage 63
Reissue Violin Bass
Item: CMIH500163BO

Hofner 500/1 Vintage 63
Reissue Violin Bass

Item: CMIH500163BO

Exact replica of the Höfner '63 model Violin Bass. The narrow neck and scale length of 30" (76 cm) make for optimum playability. Named for the year the most familiar version of the Violin Bass was popularized, the Höfner Vintage ’63 captures its characteristic deep, warm tone, reminiscent of a
full-size string bass. Built to be as durable as its legacy, the compact-sized, easy-to-play, light-in-weight Vintage ’63 is equally at home on stage or in the studio.

Many players revere Höfner’s Violin Bass as a legend because of its historical significance and its warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. The Höfner Violin Bass is a unique instrument with a smooth, sweet sound and a playing ease that simply eludes most ordinary basses.

In 1956, Walter Höfner had an idea for a violin shaped semi-acoustic bass. Launched at that years Frankfurt Music Show, his idea revolutionized popular music. And, with continuous production from 1956, this bass is one of the few guitars available today that can trace it's origins back to the very beginning of Rock 'n' Roll.

Hofner 500/1 Vintage 63
Reissue Violin Bass

  • Violin Shape
  • Select German Spruce Top and Back
  • Maple-beech-maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 2 x 511B Humbucking Pickups
  • Antique Brown Sunburst Finish


  • Select German Spruce Top and Back
  • Flamed Maple Sides
  • Maple-beech-maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard with 22 Frets
  • Mother-of-pearl Dots
  • Scale: 30" (76cm) short Scale
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-5/8" (42mm)
  • Machine Heads: Hofner 61/73B (4 individual)
  • Hofner 72/20B Ebony Bridge with Movable Metal Saddles for Perfect Intonation and String Spacing
  • Hofner 62/30 Trapeze Brass Tailpiece
  • Hofner 65/36-P Floating Pearl Celluloid Pickguard
  • 2 Hofner 511B "Staple" Humbucking Pickups
  • Hofner A2-B Control Panel with 2V Volume Controls, 2 On/Off Switches, and Rhythm/Solo Switch for Volume Boost
  • Nickel-plated Hardware
  • Antique Brown Sunburst Finish


  • Höfner Bullet Case

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Reissue Violin Bass
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