Hofner H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin Electric Bass Guitar
Paul McCartney single-handedly brought Hofner into the spotlight when he purchased a 500/1 Violin Bass for use in a little band you may have heard of called The Beatles. Since then, the unique-looking style of bass guitar has become a go-to staple for musicians of all genres that have followed. That original axe model has been faithfully duplicated in the H500/1 Vintage 1964 Violin Electric Bass Guitar and most people would think the good folks at Hofner actually stepped out of a time machine with this instrument as soon as they start playing it.
This guitar’s 3-piece flame maple and beech neck allows players to move quickly and comfortably in their playing with its slim carve also contributing to the axe’s fast and smooth-feeling action. The standard Staple humbucker pickups in this instrument provide a warm and classic tone. A pair of volume controls, pair of on/off switches, and a rhythm/solo switch (with volume boost) on deck, ensure ample options to further develop the sound of the axe as you use it to play not just the sounds of the 60s, but everything that followed up to modern day music.