Hofner Vintage ’62 500/1 Violin Lefty Beatle Bass (Sunburst) (SN:V1023H007)

Hofner_500_1_62_5001_1962_Bass_Guitar_Beatle_Bass_Paul_McCartney_Vintage_Version_Short_Scale_V1023H007_2342311NEW - Paul McCartney first picked up a Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass in 1961, and by 1962 the Fab Four’s bass player was fast on his way to turning this instrument into a staple of early rock. This Vintage ’62 Violin Bass gives you the same amazing experience McCartney enjoyed when he first received his favorite Hofner, providing you with timeless sound, style, and playing comfort. Between its breathtaking flame maple and spruce construction and its classic Hofner Staple humbuckers, this Vintage ’62 Violin Bass delivers the warm, woody, and vibrant sound that held down the back beat of the golden age of rock and roll.

You are looking at serial number: V1023H007





  • Shape: Violin Bass
  • Wood Top: Spruce
  • Soundhole: None
  • Wood Back: Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple – 52mm
  • Binding Top: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Back: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: None




  • Wood: Flame Maple
  • Construction: Two Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
  • Logo and Artwork: Script
  • Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At: 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 24mm
  • Heel Cap: White Pearl
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30″ / 76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: None
  • Side Dots: None
  • Number Of Frets: 22




  • Material: Ebony
  • Type: Hofner Fretted
  • Finish Top: Sunburst
  • Body: Sunburst
  • Neck: Sunburst




  • Tuners: Strip Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top




  • Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Tone Controls: Hofner Pearl Panel




  • Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
  • Setup  Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 3mm
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 2mm


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