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Höfner

The Complete Violin Bass Story
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(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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Authors: Russell, Steve
Statement of Responsibility: by Steve Russell ; artistic direction and digital imaging: Nick Wass ; additional digital imaging: Harry Sibum
Title: Höfner
the complete violin bass story
Characteristics: 316 pages : chiefly illustrated (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Content Type: still image
text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index
Subject Headings: Bass guitar History
Topical Term: Bass guitar
Additional Contributors: Sibum, Harry
Wass, Nick
Alternate Title: Complete violin bass story
ISBN: 1574242911
9781574242911
Research Call Number: JMG 13-486
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