Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass - Sunburst

4-string Hollowbody Electric Bass with Spruce Top, Flame Maple Back and Sides, 3-pc Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Sunburst
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A Perfect Remake of Hofner's 1964 Violin Bass!

Nearly a decade after the original Violin Bass had premiered at the Frankfort Music Fair, Hofner had arrived at the beautiful instrument you see re-created here in all of its glory. The Vintage '64 Violin Bass gives you the sound, style, and amazing action that set the original 1964 model apart from previous iterations. Gorgeous flame maple topped with spruce make this one beautiful instrument, and if you like warm and woody bass tone, then you can't do better that the pair of classic Hofner Staple humbuckers included in this Vintage '64 Violin Bass.

Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass at a Glance:
  • A picture-perfect re-creation of Hofner's famous '64 Violin Bass
  • Hofner Staple humbuckers deliver classic bass guitar tone
  • Hofner - creating fantastic stringed instruments since 1887
A picture-perfect re-creation of Hofner's famous '64 Violin Bass

The thing that most sets the 1964 Hofner Violin Bass apart from previous models is its extremely comfortable and fast-playing 3-piece flame maple and beech neck. This neck offers you a much slimmer carve than that found on previous models, providing you with fast and more comfortable action. This Vintage '64 Violin Bass also includes the bound rosewood fretboard of the original 1964 model it's based on, giving you a delightfully smooth playing experience.

Hofner Staple humbuckers deliver classic bass guitar tone

Everyone knows that the biggest contributor to your tone is the set of pickups loaded in your instrument. The Staple humbuckers that come standard on the Vintage '64 Violin Bass are designed to provide you with the same vintage bass tone that put Hofner on the map, back in the early mid '60s. So, if you're looking for that iconic warm, woody, and almost acoustic tone, then you'll be thrilled with this Vintage '64 Violin Bass!

Hofner - creating fantastic stringed instruments since 1887

Karl Hofner sold his first violins in 1887, and the Hofner company has been hand-building exceptional instruments ever since. When Sir Paul McCartney purchased a 500/1 Violin Bass to use with The Beatles, Hofner became a household name amongst musicians worldwide. With a focus on top-notch craftsmanship and tone, you'll feel and hear the difference when you get the Vintage '64 Violin Bass in your hands.

Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass Features:
  • A prefect re-creation of Hofner's '64 hollowbody electric bass
  • Flame maple back and sides topped with spruce provide plenty of natural acoustic resonance
  • 3-piece flame maple and beech neck sports a period-accurate slim carve for fast playing action
  • Hofner Staple humbuckers deliver classic warm, woody, and almost acoustic-style tone
  • Full set of traditional 500/1 style tone controls let you dial the perfect sound for any tune
  • Hofner vintage strap and hardshell case included
Experience iconic Hofner sound and style with this Vintage '64 Violin Bass!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Violin
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Sunburst
Body Material Spruce (Top), Flame Maple (Back, Sides)
Neck Material 3-piece flame maple/beech/flame maple, set
Neck Shape Original '64 (slim)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.654"
Bridge/Tailpiece Trapeze, nickel
Tuners Strip, nickel
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Staple humbucker
Bridge Pickup Staple Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x pickup mute sliders, 1 x solo/rhythm tone slider
Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number H500/1-64-O

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Review Hofner Vintage '64 Violin Bass-Sunburstq

This Bass Guitar plays excellent! I'm glad I added it to my collection of guitars.
Music background: Self taught musician.


Music background: Professional Guitar/Bass player and Recording Engineer

Finest quality

I am impressed with the Hoffner company. This is made with the finest materials and the video sold me. The bass is perfection all around
Music background: collector and fan of music, play pretty good too

oh my!

i have been playing guitar and bass for 25 years plus. This is the finest quality instrument I own. (I own over 50 guitars and basses and all American made or equal) The finish is perfect, the wood is stunning, the sound is fantastic and the tone is pure and warm. I would highly suggest you trying this if you are looking for a good bass guitar with a great tone and quality. 5 stars
Music background: pro

German work of art

This is my second Hofner bass. Started with Asian (still own and love and won't get rid of!) This is a true piece of art. The wood is gorgeous,.... warm and woody and sounds like a bass should! Instant 60s and 70s bass tone with German quality. 5 blown away stars
See also: Hofner, Hofner 4-string Bass Guitars