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Epiphone Viola
Epiphone Viola Headstock
Epiphone Viola
Epiphone Viola
Epiphone Viola
Epiphone Viola

The Epiphone Viola Bass was created as a facsimile tribute to the Höfner 500/1 electric bass guitar manufactured in Germany during the 1950s. That instrument was made famous by several musicians, but most notably by Beatles bassist Paul McCartney.

The Epiphone Viola Bass was created to offer a cost-effective, visually and acoustically similar instrument. Höfner also creates a replica of the 500-1, called the Hofner contemporary.

  • 1995-Current


  • laminated maple top & body
  • Flame maple veneer


  • Set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with doy inlays
  • 30.5" scale
  • 1.65" nut width


  • Single-ply body & neck


  • NYR & NYT mini humbucker pickups
  • 2 Vol. 1 Tone controls


  • Chrome hardware
  • Floating rosewood bridge
  • Trapeze tailpiece
  • Gold speed knobs


  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)

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