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01-H500/1-HGL-0, HOFNER ‘GREEN LINE’ VIOLIN BASS, WALNUT PICKGUARD, TONE-KNOBS, FRETBOARD, BRIDGE & NUT, HANDMADE IN GERMANY, WITH DELUXE CASE


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01-H500/1-HGL-0, HOFNER ‘GREEN LINE’ VIOLIN BASS, WALNUT PICKGUARD, TONE-KNOBS, FRETBOARD, BRIDGE & NUT, HANDMADE IN GERMANY, WITH DELUXE CASE

$6,695.00 inc. GST

01-H500/1-HGL-0, HOFNER ‘GREEN LINE’ VIOLIN BASS, WALNUT PICKGUARD, TONE-KNOBS, FRETBOARD, BRIDGE & NUT, HANDMADE IN GERMANY, WITH DELUXE CASE

The Hofner H500/1-HGL violin bass is handmade in the Hofner workshops at Hagenau, Bavaria, Germany using the finest tonewoods and materials available.

  • LIMITED EDITION HOFNER GREEN LINE VIOLIN BASS
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDY PLASTIC FREE INSTRUMENT
  • WALNUT PICKGUARD, FRETBOARD, BRIDGE, NUT
  • PICKUPS: HOFNER BLADE H513B
  • ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WAX FINISH
  • OUTFIT INCLUDING DELUXE CASE, HOFNER STRAP & CLEANING CLOTH
  • CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY INCLUDED AND SIGNED BY LUTHIER

From Hofner, Germany:

For over 20 years the Green Line range consisted only of Classical guitar models. This is now changing as we have added electric models also. Currently there is a guitar and a bass. We had seen images of the huge amount of waste plastics in our oceans and wanted to do something about this. Both of these guitars have virtually eliminated the use of plastics, so gone is plastic from binding, headstock fascia, truss rod cover, knobs, scratchplate, pickup surrounds, side dots, fret markers. – all have been replaced by wooden parts that use sustainable non-threaten species. Even the headstock logos are made of wood!  They are finished using a special wax, environmentally friendly, tough and safe (as used on childrens toys).

That we are a manufacturer that places great emphasis on sustainability can be seen from the fact that we have been producing and marketing for over 20 years a Green Line range. The range began with instruments of the HGL Guitar Series which are made exclusively from domestic (European) tonewoods and painted in an environmentally friendly way.

Perhaps the biggest change we have made is with the fingerboard. For this we have also used walnut to replace the traditional rosewood (which is now on the CITES list as an endangered species). We have tested the walnut and believe that it provides equally good tone, wear and playability.

Careful use of precious resources, minimization of CO2 emissions and harmful aerosols has been Hofner policy for decades. We use heat recovery systems for the dust exhaust and our heating is from wood shavings and sections. We largely avoid kiln drying preferring to air dry our woods in our own wood stores. Recently we invested in an extensive thermal insulation of our buildings. We paint almost exclusively with traditional natural resin varnish and thinner and their ingredients are safe for the environment.

We also make sure that all woods that are used in our manufacturing here in Hagenau come exclusively from the sustainable timber industry. We have made it our mission to only use suppliers who can supply us exclusively with certified wood.

Instrument:Violin Bass  Green Line
Model:H500/1-HGL-0
CategoryTermDescription
BodyShapeViolin Bass
Wood TopSpruce
SoundholeNone
Wood BackFlame Maple
Wood SidesFlame Maple
Binding TopNone
Binding BackNone
Binding SidesWalnut
CenterblockNone
NeckWoodFlame Maple
Construction3 Piece (Maple/Walnut/Maple)
Headstock ShapeHofner Violin Bass
Logo and ArtworkScript laser cut with wooden insert
Neck JointViolin Bass Set Neck
Joint At16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret24mm
Heel CapWalnut
FingerboardWoodIst series composite material. 2nd series Walnut
Scale30″ / 76cm
Nut Width42mm
Width At 12th Fret48mm
InlaysIst series pearl dots. 2nd series walnut dots.
BindingNone
Side DotsYes
Number of Frets22
BridgeMaterialWalnut
TypeHofner Fretted
HardwareTunersEnclosed metal tuners
Tuner ButtonsMetal
TailpieceHofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut MaterialWalnut
PickguardWalnut
Pickup NeckHofner Blade H513B
Pickup Middle
Pickup BridgeHofner Blade H513B
Potentiometer KnobsWalnut laser cut
Electrics2 * volume, 1 * tone.
StringsHofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg2,1
SetupAction Bass String at 12th Fret3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret2mm

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