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Hofner H500/1-CT Contemporary Series Violin Bass Guitar Sunburst 886830575839

Price: $703.99
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A year after celebrating the 50th anniversary of Walter Hofner's original violin bass, made famous by a certain Beatle who shall remain nameless, they have decided to produce a contemporary version. It has a vintage look that will produce many "oohs", and an internal sustain block that creates a more modern, deep-resonating sound that will produce many "aahs." It's the kind of bass guitar people love to see, play, and hear. Aesthetically, this model features a maple-beech-maple set neck with rosewood fretboard accentuated by mother-of-pearl dot inlays, the signature Hofner violin bass headstock, a brass trapeze tailpiece, and glossy spruce top with glossy flamed maple back and sides. An ebony bridge with movable metal saddles maintains intonation and string spacing. The nickel-plated hardware and floating celluloid pearl pickguard give it an extra little pop for the eyes. On the electronics side, you're working with two original Hofner 511B 'Staple' humbucking pickups, as well as a control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, and a rhythm/solo switch for volume boost. The overall sound is warm like the original model, but with a little more sonic kick for a more "now" sound. Rosewood fretboard22 fretsMaple-beech-maple set neckNeck width at nut 1-5/8"4 individual machine headsEbony bridge with movable metal saddles for perfect intonation and string spacingBrass trapeze tailpieceSelected German spruce topFlamed maple back and sides2 Hofner 511B 'Staple' humbucking pickupsControl panel with boost and individual on and off switches and boostNickel-plated hardwareFloating celluloid pickguard, pearl designedMother of pearl inlay dots. Price: $703.99

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