Höfner 60th Anniversary Violin Bass four string short scale (30")
60th Anniversary Violin Bass, a very special edition bass; one of only 60 made worldwide, we are very lucky to have managed to get hold of one.
The artwork on the top of the bass was designed for Höfner by Klaus Voormann who is very closely associated with The Beatles and is the designer of the cover of the world famous Revolver album. This album celebrates its 50th anniversary since release and accordingly the artwork for the bass is in the same unique style. Each bass comes with a Certificate of Authenticity which has been signed by Klaus Voormann.
The headstock of the bass has the original 1956 design, not used before on any re-issue instruments.
All hardware on the bass is in black. The strings are Höfner black tape-wound.
The original style oval control panel has been used and specially produced in white and black.
The bass is supplied with several special items which include:
# Certificate of Authenticity signed by Klaus Voormann.
# Limited Edition (60 only) art print of the Klaus Voormann design (only available with this bass).
# Prints of Klaus Voormann (only available with this bass).
# 60th Anniversary coffee cup (only available with this bass).
# 60th Anniversary pen and box (only available with this bass).
# White Höfner strap (only available with this bass).
# Höfner Limited Edition handmade bass fuzz FX pedal.
# Höfner music CD.
# Set of "Teacup" knobs.
The bass, which is numbered, is supplied in the Höfner H259B bullet case; no Ignition or Contemporary versions or copies will be made.
Handmade in Germany
The Hofner 500/1 violin bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has since gone on to become one of the most recognisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.
Founded in 1864, Hofner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney played a Hofner Violin Bass, and the company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has continued to inspire both rock and jazz musicians to this day. Despite the numerous changes over 125 years the company is still strongly a family firm with strong values for customers, and for high quality, musical instruments.
Based on the original 1962 Hofner model. Fully hollow body. Original Hofner '62 neck profile for added sustain and playability.
Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.
Top Wood: Spruce
Back and Sides: Flame maple
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Scale Length: 30''
Number of Frets: 22
Pickups: Hofner Staple Nickel