Dating hofner violin basses
Diane Glover, Marketing Manager at The Beatles Story said: “The addition of these two new guitars is most welcome, our visitors will love seeing these iconic instruments when visiting the exhibition.
We are looking forward to working in partnership with Höfner going forward to ensure that our guests receive the most authentic and enjoyable experience that we can offer.” Nick Wass, Marketing Manager at Höfner said: “Höfner is delighted to be working with The Beatles Story, it seems to us to be the natural thing to do.
The overall tone was more solid and we found it to be a versatile guitar. Inspired by the original Hofner Verithin bass from the 1960s the new Hofner Contemporary version of the Verythin Bass offers you an archtop bass with vintage look and sound at an affordable price.
The short scale of 30" makes this electric bass guitar easy to play and handle while the centre block gives modern deep bass sounds and helps to eliminate feedback.
It is therefore fitting for the H500/1-62 bass to be shown in The Beatles Story’s exhibit dedicated to Abbey Road Studios, since it was here that Paul used it to record some of the greatest songs ever produced.A replica of this instrument, the H500/1-6L, will now be placed in The Beatles Story’s replica Cavern Club area.In 1963 Paul Mc Cartney received his second Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass as his first was becoming road worn following so much use.The Verythin is of course famous for its ultra slim body, which at just 1.25" is the thinnest around.But the thin body is deceptive, these basses deliver a full resonating bass that easily cuts through the band.