Hofner beatle bass dating
Carvin guitars and basses from 1964 until 1978 had bolt on Hfner necks, and the SH225 was made by Hfner and sold under the Carvin name.The headstock on the left is from a late 80's Hfner Nightingale. Although the headstock shapes are different, there is no mistaking the inlay in the center.Since the 1960s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section.While types of basslines vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist usually plays a similar role: anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat.His two sons, Josef and Walter, joined their father's company in 19, and they successfully expanded Hfner's worldwide market, enabling them to survive the years of recovery following World War II.Carvin's relationship with Hfner began in the mid-1960's, and would last until the late 1980's.
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In the old days people simply could give Hofner a phone call and they easily made custom changes.
In 1967 they produced for a short time a model without a control panel (similar to the 459 violin guitar), models without headstock logo or with a longscale neck have been reported as well. a lefthand version of the 'shorty'-bass guitar, so it is impossible for me to cover all model variations roaming on the market.
As there were many variations over the years, abovementioned data can only be indications, especially since the limits of the model-years were not very sharp.
Depending on the hardware in stock, even a new model could get an item of an older one which causes an overlapping here and there.