HöfnerViolin Bass - ´Green Line´

NOK31 875,00 inkl. mva.


 Handmade in Germany

For over 20 years Höfner has been producing the Green Line range of classical guitars. The H500/1-HGL bass is the first electric guitar to be added to the Green Line range.

One of our aims with this instrument has been to eliminate as much plastic as possible and to use an environmentally friendly finish whilst retaining the looks and sound of the iconic Violin Bass. To this end the plastics used in the headplate, truss rod cover, heel plate, nut, pickup surrounds, scratchplate, dot markers and body binding have all been replaced with non-endangered walnut wood. The tuners and buttons are now metal which can easily be recycled. We replaced the ebony bridge with one crafted from walnut. The bass is finished in a light wax coat which is not poisonous to the environment and also very easy to repair should that be needed in the future.

Perhaps the biggest change we have made is with the fingerboard. For this we have also used walnut to replace the traditional rosewood (which is now on the CITES list as an endangered species). We have tested the walnut and believe that it provides equally good tone, wear and playability.

The idea of recycling a guitar may seem a little odd and we are not expecting you to recycle your bass very soon, in fact we hope you will keep it and use it for many, many years. But there will come a time, be that long into the future, when its useful life has ended and it needs to be recycled. With almost no plastics this bass can more easily be recycled than most traditional electric guitars. We think this is important and we believe that you do too.


Model: H500/1-HGL-0  
Category Term Description
Body Shape Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce
Soundhole  None
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple
Binding Top None
Binding Back None
Binding Sides Walnut
Centerblock None
Neck Wood Flame Maple
Construction 3 Piece (Maple/Walnut/Maple)
Headstock Shape Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork Script laser cut with wooden insert
Neck Joint Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 24mm
Heel Cap Walnut
Fingerboard Wood Ist series composite material. 2nd series Walnut
Scale 30" / 76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Ist series pearl dots. 2nd series walnut dots.
Binding None
Side Dots Yes
Number of Frets 22
Bridge Material Walnut
Type Hofner Fretted
Hardware Tuners Enclosed metal tuners
Tuner Buttons Metal
Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material Walnut
Pickguard Walnut
Pickup Neck Hofner Blade H513B
Pickup Middle  
Pickup Bridge Hofner Blade H513B
Potentiometer Knobs Walnut laser cut
Electrics 2 * volume, 1 * tone.
Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg 2,1
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm