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My wife's "new" Hofner 500/1 violin bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ghastly, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    New for her, that is. It's used. With the help of my folks I was able to secure a '62 reissue made in 2003, in fantastic shape for her. She's a guitarist, but has been showing interest in playing the bass, too. So I couldn't ignore it. ;) It's shocking how expensive the German-made models are, even used. But I must say, it is a much nicer bass in person than I thought it would be. I just wanted to show it off.

    Here's to a Happy New Year!

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
  2. west al

    west al Ready, PLAY! Supporting Member

    Wow! Nice man!
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  3. 12BitSlab

    12BitSlab Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2016
    Liberty Township

    You bought your wife a Hofner because she wanted it while my wife bought me a Hofner because I wanted one.

    Your wife and I have something in common - we married the right person!
  4. coronado3

    coronado3 Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Indiana, USA
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  5. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I'll bet it looks good on her too. :thumbsup:
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  6. BassJuju


    Jul 9, 2016
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  7. Can we expect a picture of her holding the bass in a proud and excited fashion?
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  8. Those German-made Höfners are also expensive because they're made like a violin, and it's ALL done by hand (no CNC or automation).
  9. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Yes, we're on the road at the moment and haven't been able to take a proper shot with her, but I will. :thumbsup:
  10. skygzr


    Feb 23, 2015
    Southeast US
    I have one of the inexpensive ones. I'd love to play it side by side with one of the handmade and understand the difference. Nice find!
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  11. What an amazing gift! I hope she enjoys it for as long as Paul has enjoyed his!
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