Two days ago I paid a visit to "my" music store and had a litte chat with the boss... and he told me that a new violin bass model is on it's way from Höfner China: 500/1 CT "Vintage"... It should be priced close to the "standard" VB CT- but he wasn't aware of any particular detailes - except they still share the sustain block. He had just shortly touched one. Anybody heard anything about this animal... including the differences (as the one I've got is already quite vintage...)? I've checked Hofner site but nothing seems to have changed there (yet...).