Making the Höfner Violin Beatle Bass

Probably the most famous bass guitar in history: Paul McCartney’s Höfner Violin Bass. The compact shortscale instrument is ideal for those melodic bass lines we know from the Beatles songs.

This film shows how these cute little basses are still made at the Höfner factory in Germany. Look how much craftsmanship is still involved in the process. Like cutting the fretslots by hand…




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1 Response to Making the Höfner Violin Beatle Bass

  1. Luit van der Tuuk says:

    Mooi filmpje over Macca’s Höfner. En dat op zijn verjaardag. Happy birthday Paul.


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