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Höfner H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey' (Sunburst)

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Hollow-Body E-Bass, 30" scale length, laminated spruce top, laminated flamed maple body, flamed maple neck, Staple Pickups  All product info

£ 2,323.00
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Ordered, estimated to be in stock: Apr 7, 2024
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Product information - HÖFNER H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey'

Authentic reproduction of the violin bass that was delivered to Paul McCartney in 1963, including case

With the Höfner H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey' the traditional instrument manufacturer from Baiersdorf in Middle Franconia sends a loving reproduction of the legendary violin bass into the race, which was delivered to Paul McCartney in August 1963. Accordingly, the practical hollow-body E-bass convinces with authentic vintage vibes in terms of playing and sound characteristics.

HÖFNER H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey
The Höfner H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey' is an authentic reproduction of the legendary violin bass that was delivered to Paul McCartney in the summer of 1963.

Shortscale hollow-body bass

For the construction of the Violin Bass 'Mersey' Höfner naturally relies on a handy full-resonance body with laminated spruce top and laminated curly maple back and sides, which together with the short 30" scale promises a full sound with sonorous low end. The glued maple neck also offers extremely comfortable playing characteristics, so that the grooves of the Beta era go out of the hand with ease.

Staple pickups with Höfner circuitry

The pickups on the Mersey Bass from Höfner are naturally two Staple pickups with beautiful nickel caps, which convince at the bass amplifier with an authentic Vintage-Sound. To adjust the sound, the typical Höfner circuitry with separate volume controls, treble-on and bass-on switches as well as rhythm-solo-switch is available. Last but not least, authentic vintage-style hardware, including a trapeze tailpiece, a Höfner fretted bridge with compensated string rest and classic strip tuners, complete the H500/1-62-0 violin Bass 'Mersey' by Höfner.

The Höfner H500/1-62-0 Violin Bass 'Mersey' at a glance:

  • Hollow-body electric bass, made in Germany.
  • Exact reproduction of the Violin bass delivered to Paul McCartney in August 1963
  • Sunburst high gloss finish
  • Set-neck construction with 30" shortscale scale (762 mm)
  • Laminated spruce top
  • Laminated maple back and sides
  • Glued, two-piece maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • C-neck profile
  • One Höfner Staple pickup with nickel cover in neck position
  • One Höfner staple pickup with nickel cover in bridge position
  • Passive Höfner Vintage circuitry with two volume controls, solo rhythm switch, and treble-on and bass-on switches
  • Höfner fretted ebony bridge with compensated string pads
  • Höfner trapeze tailpiece
  • Höfner vintage-style strip machine heads
  • Höfner bass case included


  • Manufacturer: Höfner
  • Design: Violin Bass
  • Top: Spruce
  • Solid Top: No
  • Back & Sides: Flamed Maple
  • Solid Centre Block: No
  • Binding: 3-ply, W/B/W
  • Neck: 2-striped figured maple
  • Neck Construction: Set-in
  • Neck Lacquer: High-Gloss
  • Neck Profile: 'C'
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 22
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Fretboard Type: Fretted
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Nut type: Plastic
  • Nut width in mm: 42
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Scale (inch): 30
  • Manufacturer pickups: Höfner
  • Pickup neck: Staple Pickup
  • Pickup middle: No
  • Pickup bridge: Staple Pickup
  • Active pickups: No
  • Piezo Pickup: No
  • Electronic: Passive
  • Switch: 2x Pickup On/Off, Solo/Rhythm
  • Control: 2x Vol
  • Tuners: Strip
  • Bridge: Höfner Fretted
  • Tailpiece: Trapezoid
  • Number of Strings: 4
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Finish: High-Gloss
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Factory Tuning: Standard E
  • Gigbag included: No
  • Case included: Yes
  • Certificate: No
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