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Hofner / Hofner 500/1 Vintage 62 Violin Beatles Bass 125th Anniversary / 2012 / Bass

The iconic Höfner Violin bass is of course made famous by none other than Paul McCartney of the Beatles and is the most famous instrument made by Höfner. Although there are different reincarnations of the instrument introduced in 1956, the 500/1 Vintage '62 is really a replica of the bass that Paul McCartney played on. This Höfner is hand-built in Germany in 2012 and is part of the 125th Anniversary of Höfner, making this quite an interesting instrument. This Höfner contains a body with beautiful flamed maple, which is combined with a spruce top and the iconic 'Staple' pickups, controlled by a volume and tone knobs and the typical switches. The flamed maple neck has an ebony fretboard with mother-of-pearl inlays and a 'zero fret'. The tone is as only a Höfner bass can sound with its short scale, flatwound strings and hollowbody. This Höfner 500/1 Vintage '62 is in excellent condition and still looks very clean. The back of the body has light playwear and tiny dings while the top already shows some weather checking. Includes a case with TFOA passport. Specifications: Body Shape: 500/1 Violin Bass 125th Anniversary Finish: Sunburst Body Material: Flamed Maple Top Material: Solid Carved Spruce Body Details: Cream Binding, Multiply Trim, Pearloid Pickguard Neck Material: Maple Neck Profile: C-shape Fingerboard Material: Ebony Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" Neck Details: Pearloid Dot inlay Nutwidth: 42,5 mm - 1.67" Scale Length: 760 mm - 30" Bridge: Compensated Ebony Tailpiece: Trapeze Pickups: Hofner Staple pickups Tuners: Open Back Controls: Volume and Tone, Pickup on/off switch, Solo/Rhythm Switch Weight: 2,28kg Condition: Excellent Travels in: Original Hardshell Case Accessories: Booklets, Strap, TFOA Passport Photos: Actual Instrument
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I have always been opposed to being trapped into a job eight hours a day to purchase the free time to do what I enjoy. That’s why i started the Fellowship of Acoustics. The fellowship of acoustics was founded by Rudi Bults, Guitarist and obsessed with tone and wood. The idea was offering real expertise when trading and selling the finest instruments in the world from our showroom in Bergentheim, Netherlands. Helping others find the right tools and enjoying an atmosphere that’s unhurried, honest and informative that’s my go. We are nothing like the "supermarket" style music stores, but specialize in string-things only. We are widely known for Flattop guitars but also sell electric, mandolins & banjo’s, amps, parts, and accessories. Our store has earned the reputation for being a great place to shop for the best products and service.
It is our hope that this new website - much more than a list of "gear" for sale - will serve as an example of our commitment to offering a more personal approach, a friendly atmosphere, and an ultimately more satisfying experience for our friends and customers.
If you have any questions just dial +31-523-232205 or e-mail My name is Rudi Bults, and I’m always here to help out. Wherever possible, we would recommend that you visit our store and experience our instruments and service first hand. However, because of our high standards you can be confident of ordering online from us. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site, and welcome your feedback.


We do speak English, Dutch and German! Feel free to call in any of these languages and ask your questions! Call 0031-523-232205




We LOVE Guitars, and buy and trade for most stringed instruments. But we also do consignment, make appraisals for insurance or put you on our watch list. Please check the Buying & Trading page for details.
The Fellowship of Acoustics BV
Kanaalweg oost 36
7691CE Bergentheim
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