The 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1964 as an alternative to the increasingly popular 500/1 Violin Bass. It was aimed at players who wanted the unique Höfner bass sound but who didn't want to look like Paul McCartney! The body had been in production since 1954 but only as a guitar. It was a fairly simple production decision to put the Violin Bass neck into a Club body and create a new product. The 500/2 Club bass today is still built in exactly the same way as in 1964 and uses the same components.
Many prefer the 500/2 Club Bass to the 500/1 Violin Bass as it offers a bigger body but produces almost identical tones - the legendary Höfner bottom end thump. With a fully hollow body and short scale (30") neck it is a light and easy bass to play. Available in Ignition, Contemporary and German built versions it remains a popular bass for those wanting that distinctive vintage sound.
This Hofner Club Bass is inspired by the original Hofner 500/2 model from 1965 when it was first introduced.
With its cutaway body design, short scale 30" neck and light weight it provides ease of playability. The 500/2 delivers a true vintage sound with full deep bass tones from its fully hollow body and Höfner "Staple" pickups. The top is now in selected Flame Maple making this a truly desirable instrument.
Produced in an antique brown sunburst that compliments the nickel hardware. Left handed (LH) version.
Including a Hofner case.