Vintage Import Viola/Violin “Beatle” Electric Bass Guitar Made in Japan 3/4


Vintage Import Viola/Violin “Beatle” Electric Bass Guitar Made in Japan 3/4

This is a sweet little vintage 3/4 Viola or Violin shaped ¬†bass. Very similar in appearance to the Hofner 500/1 made famous by Paul McCartney’s association with it during his time with the Beatles. This one was made in Japan probably in the 60’s-70’s. It plays very well. The 3/4 scale (30 1/2″) is great for a guitarist doing double duty.

This bass plays great and sounds pretty punchy. It’s currently wound with flat wound strings which have a more dull overall tone to get closer to an upright kind of sound. The bass is missing the pickguard and you can see the holes from the original mounting hardware that used to hold it. Other than that there are a few nicks, dings and a few long checks in the clear coat. I’ve attempted to show the condition accurately in the photos so please take a look at them.

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Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 45 x 16 x 7 in
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