Will a short scale bass fit in a guitar case?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by YellowBambooTre, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. More specifically will a Hofner 500/1 fit in This
  2. Any one?
  3. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    I don't think so. I think it might be a bit longer than a normal guitar. I have quite a few SS basses. Only rockbass corvette SS fits normal guitar case. I used to have a viola. If I remember correctly it couldn't.
  4. Cyborg


    Jul 7, 2007
    Lowcountry, SC
    I doubt it. Most SS basses are 32" scale and most guitars are in the 25"ish scale.
  5. mcarp555

    mcarp555 Guest

    Jul 14, 2013
    The Galaxie is Hofner's version of a Strat. A 500/1 won't fit. Why don't you just get the proper case (here)? It's only one Euro more, and will be a perfect fit.
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Ya, get the right size case. It won't fit in a guitar case.
  7. I really want a suitcase bass case. I feel like Dr Seuss.
  8. macmanlou

    macmanlou Don't push it. Just let it fall. Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Washington, DC Area
    The 500/1 is a hollow body "violin" bass. The case you've linked is for a solid body and is way too thin.

    If you want a rectangular case, I think you'll have to find a used, vintage one - or have one made. The only new cases I've seen are "shaped" to fit.

    The shaped cases (especially the one Hofner makes for that bass) appear to offer better protection than most of the rectangular ones I've seen.
  9. Immigrant

    Immigrant In Memoriam

    Oops. SS basses are typically 30" scale, 32" is medium.

    Epiphone viola bass cases run about $90, and if you Google "Epiphone viola bass case", you'll also see Hofner-branded gig bags for $40.

    Epiphone cases are pretty darn nice.
  10. mcarp555

    mcarp555 Guest

    Jul 14, 2013
    The only square cases I've seen for the 500/1 is Hofner's 'Bullet' deluxe case. But they're pretty pricy.