H fner

This fully illustrated book charts the complete history of the Violin Bass, beginning with the rebirth of the Hofner Company after the Second World War and the conception of the bass in 1955.

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H fner

(Reference). The Hofner Violin Bass Guitar is one of the most instantly recognizable musical instruments ever made. Its fame was assured when a certain young English guitarist walked into a shop in Hamburg in 1961, saw exactly what he was looking for, and ordered a left-handed version. The rest, as they say, is history. Also known as "The Beatle Bass," or more formally as the "500/1 Model," Walter Hofner's creation has acquired a loyal following of enthusiastic owners all over the world. This fully illustrated book charts the complete history of the Violin Bass, beginning with the rebirth of the Hofner Company after the Second World War and the conception of the bass in 1955. Its development over the years is described, including the full story of the re-issue models. Finally, the Contemporary and Ignition models are covered, as is the surprise appearance of a Union Jack bedecked Violin Bass at the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Concert in the hands of Sir Paul McCartney. The Complete Hofner Violin Bass Story has been produced using the Hofner Company archives, and with help from, and a foreword by, Walter Hofner's daughter Gerhilde. The book provides the reader with a unique insight into this famous bass guitar, and of the many people who have influenced its path over the last 60 years. Also covers: dating a violin bass, serial numbers, body dates, pickup information and much more. A must have book for all collectors 320 pages!

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Höfner
Language: en
Pages: 316
Authors: Steve Russell, Nick Wass
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Centerstream Pub

(Reference). The Hofner Violin Bass Guitar is one of the most instantly recognizable musical instruments ever made. Its fame was assured when a certain young English guitarist walked into a shop in Hamburg in 1961, saw exactly what he was looking for, and ordered a left-handed version. The rest, as
Höfner Violin 'Beatle' Bass
Language: en
Pages: 42
Authors: Joe Dunn
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-26 - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

Made famous by Sir Paul McCartney, the 500/1 Hofner Violin Bass is celebrating its 50th anniversary. This is the only book dedicated to this historic guitar. New edition features hardcover format, all color and updated with new McCartney photos and letter from the founder.
Hšfner Violin 'Beatle' Bass
Language: en
Pages: 38
Authors: Joe Dunn
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-06 - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

The Hofner Model 500/1 Violin Bass, also known as the 'Beatle bass' because of its best-known user, is one of the most recognized bass guitars ever made. In two recent auctions, these prized basses fetched prices of $175,000 and $200,000. In this book, Joe Dunn provides an overview of the
The Hofner Guitar
Language: en
Pages: 88
Authors: Neville Marten, Gordon Giltrap
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

This book celebrates the glory years of Hofner, the company made famous by the Beatles' bassist Paul McCartney's use of their left-handed 1962 500/1 model. Beautifully illustrated in colour and black and white, the volume is packed with detailed information about classic Hofner guitars as well as interviews with Paul
The History of Rickenbacker Guitars
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Richard R. Smith
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Centerstream Publications

(Reference). This 256-page soft-cover book gives a complete and illustrated history of the development of Rickenbacker instruments from 1931 to the present. Rickenbacker is the only book of its kind to chronicle the history of the company who in 1931 introduced electric instruments to the world. The book provides information

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