This is a VINTAGE HOFNER Violin Bass, from some time in the mid sixties! It came to me as a basket case some years ago! Someone had widened out the control cavity to install some Les Paul type controls, ( and didn't do a pretty job), and the neck had come loose from the body. It was missing one of the tuning keys. I did a neck reset, which turned out very nicely, fabricated a somewhat official looking control plate, bought a set of reproduction tone controls from Hofner, installed a set of bass tuning keys, ETC. The Tuning keys are larger in diameter than the original Hofner keys, and this actually gave the bass more sustain!!! I have had many Hofners since, and this is the first time that I've offered this bass for sale. It came to me without a case, so it will be sold without a case. I have an original Hofner Bridge that will be included with the sale. This bass is 100% playable and just needs a set of strings, (which I will leave to the new owner to select). The pickups are 100% Genuine Staple Pickups, Original to this bass. They alone are probably worth the asking price! Shipping to CONUS will be free with a full price offer! Get into a GENUINE 60's German made Hofner for less than the price of an Asian made model. If you have any questions, please drop me a note and I will be happy to give answers the best I can, or provide more pictures. Thanks!