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01-H500/18-SB-0, HOFNER ARCHTOP BASS GUITAR, SPRUCE TOP, MAPLE BACK & SIDES, SHORT SCALE, BRUNETTE SUNBURST


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$6,995.00 inc. GST

01-H500/18-SB-0, HOFNER ARCHTOP BASS GUITAR, SPRUCE TOP, MAPLE BACK & SIDES, SHORT SCALE, BRUNETTE SUNBURST

The Höfner 500/18 bass is inspired by large hollow bodied slimline basses that Höfner produced in the 1950s and 1960s. It is handmade in Germany in our workshops, where we produce high quality beautiful instruments in the traditional way, as we have done for years and years.

The 17 inch slimline body, with spruce top and flame maple back and sides, is fully hollow, no centre block is used, in order to produce the distinctive deep resonation tone that this type of bass guitar is famous for. Plugged in, this bass delivers a deep thunderous sound. It’s a big, classic bass with a big classic sound.

The neck is short scale, 30-inch, as is usual with Höfner basses, which together with the lightweight hollow body makes for very comfortable playing well into the night. No shoulder or back strain here.

It is fitted with a pair of Höfner “Staple” 510B humbucking pickups, famously used on the Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass, as these deliver, in our opinion, the best possible sound for this type of bass. The gloss finish in Höfner Brunette, is subtle yet rich, a glowing burst just like the basses from yesteryear.

Includes a Höfner deluxe case.

Instrument:H500/18 Bass
Model:H500/18
CategoryTermDescription
BodyShape17″ Jazz
Wood TopArched spruce
SoundholeTraditional F-Hole (2)
Wood BackArched – flame maple
Wood SidesFlame Maple
Binding TopBlack / White / Black
Binding BackBlack / White / Black
Binding SidesWhite
CenterblockNone
FinishBrunette
NeckWoodFlame maple
Construction3 piece
Headstock ShapeHofner traditional
Logo and ArtworkScript Lily
Neck JointBass Set Neck
Joint At16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret24mm
Heel CapWhite
FinishBrunette
FingerboardWoodRosewood
Scale30″/76cm
Nut Width42mm
Width At 12th Fret48mm
InlaysPearl Dots
BindingWhite
Side DotsYes
Number Of Frets22
BridgeMaterialEbony
TypeHofner Fretted
HardwareTunersSingle Nickel Hofner H61/73B
Tuner ButtonsPlastic – white
TailpieceHofner Trapeze Nickel – Long
Nut MaterialPlastic
PickguardNone
Pickup NeckHofner Staple 501B
Pickup BridgeHofner Staple 501B
Potentiometer KnobsWhite
Electrics2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
StringsFlat Wound medium scale (Pyramid)
Approximate Weight KG
SetupAction Bass String at 12th Fret3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret2mm
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