A classic bass is getting a limited edition contemporary makeover. Höfner has announced two new versions of their German-built Violin Bass featuring composite material in place of their typically rosewood fingerboards.
“Traditionally most fingerboards have been faced with Rosewood or Ebony, but these are becoming restricted in use in some countries as world wood resources dwindle or there is a need for forest preservation,” the company shared. “There is no intention to stop using rosewood but we are looking to be able to offer customers an environmentally friendly alternative.”
The Höfner Eco Violin Basses come in Black and Ivory finishes with the Ivory model offered with a blue fingerboard. They will retain other typical Violin Bass specs, including a spruce top, flame maple sides, a maple and beech neck, a pair of Höfner staple pickups, and the Höfner control console.
The Höfner Eco Violin Basses are shipped with Höfner bullet cases. They are available for order now with prices around $3,078.
Höfner Eco Violin Bass Specs:
|Finishes:||Black and Ivory|
|Body Back and Sides:||Flame Maple|
|Neck:||Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple|
|Fingerboard:||Composite (Blue color on Ivory Model)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Pickup Configurations:||Two Höfner Staple Pickups|
|Hardware:||Chrome volume knobs|
|Other:||Black finish Höfner Control Console|
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