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70s Greco VB Hofner Style Beatle Bass Hollowbody

70s Greco VB Hofner Style Beatle Bass Hollowbody

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70s Greco VB Hofner Style Beatle Bass Hollowbody

Probably most accurately described as the bass guitar equivalent of those old station wagons with the wooden panels on the side, the classic Hofner violin bass is an instrument that needs no introduction. If you don't know who made this particular style of bass famous, you've probably been living under an extremely large boulder your entire life. Because of this fame by association, many companies have copied this legendary little bass and made it their own, including none other than the Fujigen factory in Japan. There are a few different levels made under the Greco moniker, however we've had a bit of trouble identifying the exact VB series this one is! Spruce top with a maple back, the bass is fully hollow and has a beautiful open sound to it. The pickups are chimey and full and run through various tone caps in the control section to shape the sound. Also on board is a completely redunant bass cut switch, if that's your thing.

We've just given it a professional setup and service. The bass sounds absolutely fantastic and has a slinky low action with no dead spots. Truss rod is functioning well and the bass intonates surprisingly accurately. Fully setup and serviced with 45-100s, we've also upgraded the jack to a Switchcraft USA socket for strong, consistent signal. Seriously, this thing is so much fun to play. Comes with it's original hard case!


Make: Greco

Model: VB Series

Origin: Japan, Early 1970s

Body: Spruce Top & Maple Back, Fully Hollow

Neck: 3 Piece Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Mini Humbuckers, Neck: 10.3kOhms, Middle: 5.1kOhms, Bridge: 10.1kOhms

Neck Profile: Hofner Style Small C Profile, 30.3" Scale, 10" Radius

Frets: 22

Finish: Violin Burst

Weight: 2.6kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049 

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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Customer Reviews

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This item was as described, it is an older instrument with a few blemishes as you would expect, I am happy with its condition. The packaging well done and delivery service prompt. Over all 5 stars.