Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Sunburst 1968

Short-Scale 4-String Hollow Body Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in Germany.
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Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Sunburst 1968

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Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original finish. There are some spots on the sides and back of the body near the neck heel that have been lightly sanded.
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: C shape
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st .87" 12th .95"
Fingerboard Radius: 10.00"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Details: Three piece maple set neck with bound rosewood fingerboard.
Electronics: Original electronics. Two pickups, volume controls for each pickup, rhythm/solo selector switch, on/off switches for each pickup. -The bridge pickup has been rewound. -1968 pot code dates.
Pickup Measurements: Fully functioning, can't get individual readings due to wiring scheme.
Hardware: Original hardware.
Modifications/Repairs: -The bridge pickup has been rewound. - There are some spots on the sides and back of the body near the neck heel that have been lightly sanded.
Case Details: The non-original Hofner style hardshell case is in good shape.
Cosmetic Condition: This bass has light wear for its age. -The body has weather checking throughout, scratches, dents, some minor finish chips/blemishes, and buckle rash. There are some spots on the sides and back of the body near the neck heel that have been lightly sanded. -The neck has scratches, dents, and some small finish chips.
Serial Number: 1175
Tech Notes: This 500/1 plays great with low action and light neck relief. The truss rod is adjustable. The frets have some areas of light wear. -While the serial number dates to 1964, however the pot codes and appointments (such as the blade-style pickup and headstock logo) suggest that this instrument was produced in 1968.
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