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Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 1963

Product Condition: Very Good

Original price €4.500,00 - Original price €4.500,00
Original price
€4.500,00
€4.500,00 - €4.500,00
Current price €4.500,00
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Höfner 500/1 bass from 1963 in very good condition, with a non-original hard case. No breakage, no cracks.

The Beatles' Iconic Bass That Changed Music Forever.

Embark on a journey through time with the Höfner Violin Bass 500/1, a symbol of musical revolution and timeless design. This bass, affectionately known as the "Beatles Bass," holds a special place in the annals of music history, intertwining its legacy with the rise of one of the most influential bands of all time.


Introduced in 1956 by German manufacturer Höfner, the Violin Bass was designed to provide a lightweight, aesthetically pleasing alternative to the heavier electric basses of the time. Its distinctive violin-shaped body and warm, woody tone quickly attracted the attention of musicians around the world. However, it was in 1961, when a young Paul McCartney of the Beatles chose the Höfner 500/1 as his primary instrument, that the bass was catapulted into the limelight, becoming an emblem of the musical revolution of the 1960s .


Beyond McCartney, the Höfner Violin Bass has been adopted by a variety of artists across genres, symbolizing its versatility and enduring appeal. From jazz to rock, the 500/1 has been the instrument of choice for those seeking a unique sound and visual presence on stage.


What Makes the 1963 Model Special:


Exceptional Craftsmanship: Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Höfner Violin bass features a spruce top, maple back and sides, and rosewood fingerboard, contributing to its rich, resonant tone.

 

Unique Sound: The bass's hollow-body design and Höfner nickel-plated pickups produce a deep, smooth sound that is both distinct and versatile, capable of blending in and standing out in a mix.

Playability: Its lightweight design and slim neck profile make the 500/1 incredibly comfortable to play, allowing for effortless performance during long studio sessions or late-night gigs.

Historical Significance: Owning a Hofner Violin Bass is like holding a piece of musical history; it is a direct link with the "British Invasion" and the euphoric spirit of the 1960s.


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