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.
|Wood Top||Arched spruce|
|Soundhole||Traditional F-Hole (2)|
|Wood Back||Arched – flame maple|
|Wood Sides||Flame Maple|
|Binding Top||Black / White / Black|
|Binding Back||Black / White / Black|
|Headstock Shape||Hofner traditional|
|Logo and Artwork||Script Lily|
|Neck Joint||Bass Set Neck|
|Joint At||16th Fret|
|Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret||21mm|
|Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret||24mm|
|Width At 12th Fret||48mm|
|Number Of Frets||22|
|Hardware||Tuners||Single Nickel Hofner H61/73B|
|Tuner Buttons||Plastic – white|
|Tailpiece||Hofner Trapeze Nickel – Long|
|Pickup Neck||Hofner Staple 501B|
|Pickup Bridge||Hofner Staple 501B|
|Electrics||2 x Volume, 2 x Tone|
|Strings||Flat Wound medium scale (Pyramid)|
|Approximate Weight KG|
|Setup||Action Bass String at 12th Fret||3mm|
|Action Treble String at 12th Fret||2mm|