the late 60s, hofner adopted a new "reverse" pickguard shape, following the contours of the. this is most obvious on hofners two fanciest guitars,The 468 (committee in the uk) and the 470 (golden hofner in the uk). hofner also introduced a larger size in 1960, although it is much less., as with the model 457, hofner added a layer of side binding following the curvature of. in the spare parts category to ascertain if a suitable part is available to fit your vintage instrument. hofner violin bass: pickups were upgraded to a louder bar blade style pickup.
hofner 500/1 violin bass: truss rods were added to the neck allowing a smaller, thinner and stronger neck and of course a truss rod cover was added. we don’t keep a large stock of parts for vintage instruments we have produced a number of items such as pickups that can be obtained from our dealer network. as the popularity of mccartney's band increased, the 500/1 hofner violin bass earned it's nick name "the beatle bass" forever linked to the most popular band of the 20th century. these may require further cutting to get a good fit on a vintage bass or guitar. in a rhombus stamped on the faces (the hofner logo facing either toward or away from the. of the parts we use today can be used for vintage guitar and bass restorations.
hofner 500/1 violin bass: the heel is now considerably rounded from previous years. own model number), various hofners archtop guitars were at different times offered with:Full-body or cutaway styles. vintage hofner basses is always tricky as transitions were often gradual and older parts can appear on newer models depending on parts supplies and other factors. click here,Restoring a vintage höfner is possible and many people have achieved remarkable results from often battered old guitars. through the models from simple to fancy, hofner used a variety of tuners. current lines include the hofner club series and reissue 500 and 5001 violin basses as well as limited edition reissues such as the 1959 specification h500/1-59.
detailed look at some of the hofner guitars that i own or have owned in. guitars produced for european consumption, selmer hofners had labels, indicating model. 500/1 bass dating tips, beatle bass history and information on the violin style hofner 500-1 cavern bass.-1963 hofner beatle bass: a new horizontal gold script logo decal was used on the headstock closed pickups were added with the hofner name inside a diamond.-56 hofner 500/1 violin bass: the original 500/1 violin bass featured shown above featured oval control panel, diamonds on the headstock, flat body back, a small hofner logo on the body and 20 frets. catalogues, the hofner guitar - a history (by gordon giltrap and neville marten) ,Electro-gitarren made in germany (by norbert schnepel and helmut lemme), hofner guitars.
500/1 bass • hofner beatle bass • dating hofner bases • hofner serial numbers. general, hofner arched-top guitar headstocks were thicker than comparable american guitar. into the existing hofner pick-up mounting rings, the second of which was longer and. you will also find that many of the parts we use today will fit vintage instruments. these three hofner shapes have the following approximate dimensions:Width across bottom bout 16" 17" 18". hofner introduced a variety of new guitars, including new solid-bodies,Thinlines and thinline double cutaway designs.