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                             BEATLES  HOFNER bass

Here is the beloved Hofner "Beatle" Bass,1963 Hofner 500/1 V63 reissue Violin Bass in Sunburst Finish .Two Hofner staple pickups. 1-piece neck, individual machine heads, Phillips hardware screws, large surrounds.

These instruments were made in Germany and popular only in Europe until Beatle Paul McCartney started using one and put Hofner on the global map.

The hollow body gives a warm, deep, round tone and is virtually weightless (around 5 lbs), providing hours of comfort and playability.  Two blade pickups replaced the staple pickups of the earlier versions from the 50’s and early 60’s.  There is a volume control for each pickup (no tone control) and three slider switches: one for each pickup and a rhythm/solo switch, which adds a boost to the signal.  These pickups are very hot to begin with, so using the boost switch could cause an amp to overdrive.   This would take away from the beauty of this bass sound, which is thumpy and round, with very little sustain.  Flatwound strings seem to work best with it, as they add to the thumpy quality of the tone.

Looks:  Symmetrical violin shape, classic tobacco sunburst finish, complemented with pearloid pickguard and control plate make it a thing of beauty.

If you like this BEATLES  HOFNER bass guitar , we can also customize A similar one for you at  only $300 or $400 around ,and you just need pay $5-$10 deposite first, then just feel free to email us if you are interested in !

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