OLIVEWOOD VIOLIN BASS GUITAR
HANDCRAFTED BY MALCOLM
WEAVER, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND
This hand crafted version of the Hofner
500/1 Bass has a carved solid sycamore back and sycamore sides, with of
course a carved solid spruce top. The control plate and heel
cap are birds-eye-maple. The neck is made from 3-piece sycamore
neck and has a rosewood fingerboard. The machine heads are a
hybrid of classical and original Hofner tuners. Malcolm
decided to make the pickup surrounds out of ebony, and he
also reversed the headstock to mirror that of Paul McCartney's.
The 1962 Hofner 500/1, owned by
Malcolm, which provided the pattern for the hand-crafted
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