Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Hofner

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Hofner

Hofner 1963 Reissue Violin Bass

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    Experience An Extraordinary Original - The Hofner 1963 Reissue Violin Bass

    In 1956, Walter Hofner had an idea for a violin shaped semi-acoustic bass. Launched at that years Frankfurt Music Show, his idea revolutionized popular music. And, with continuous production from 1956, this bass is one of the few guitars available today that can trace it's origins back to the very beginning of Rock 'n' Roll.  

    This one is an exact replica of the Hofner '63 model Violin Bass. The narrow neck and scale length of 30" (76 cm) make for optimum playability. Named for the year the most familiar version of the Violin Bass was popularized, the Hofner Vintage ’63 captures its characteristic deep, warm tone, reminiscent of a full-size string bass. Built to be as durable as its legacy, the compact-sized, easy-to-play, light-in-weight Vintage ’63 is equally at home on stage or in the studio. 

    Many players revere Hofner’s Violin Bass as a legend because of its historical significance and its warm, woody, double-bass-like amplified tone. The Hofner Violin Bass is a unique instrument with a smooth, sweet sound and a playing ease that simply eludes most ordinary basses.