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Can You Identify This Vintage Short-Scale Hollowbody Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mrmxyzptlk, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. mrmxyzptlk


    Jul 16, 2008
    Thanks to member Michael Glynn for bringing this photo to my attention. This is the late Danish jazz double bass virtuoso Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen in 1967. He performed on bass guitar only rarely, but here he is with an unidentified short-scale hollowbody bass. The headstock design looks a bit Hofner-ish. Does anyone have any idea of what make and model this instrument is?
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
  2. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Headstock looks like "Hoyer"... a quick spin through Pinterest shows several Hoyer basses with similar elements, but really none of them appear to nail it, (nor is there much consistency within the brand as a whole)... Kudos on even finding a pic with him holding an electric!!

  3. lowplaces

    lowplaces Got Punch ? Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2015
    Louisville Kentucky
    Hoyer headstock

  4. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    I want to knøw as well :woot:
  5. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    This is a German made Hoyer model 64(I) from the mid-late 60's.

    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
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