This is a 1967 original German made Hofner Violin Bass.
Its all original except for the two control knobs.
The control knobs are not original in photos, however we have an original pair on their way so will be on the bass in next couple of days
The machines, bridge and trapeze tailpiece are all original, as are the pickups, scratchplate.
Its in overall good condition, it does have some blooms under the finish, this is an occupational hazard from simply being used! The finish is solid though, as is the binding, the neck...no structural problems, obviously has been set up properly during its life as the action is low for a bass of this age and as such is very playable.
The case is not the original, the original was stolen at some point, however the case with it is a vintage case, however its been extended as it was not long enough to fit the Hofner bass. Adds to the story!
Overall a very rare bass to find now in playable condition, yes it has some wear and tear but a real collectors bass and looks beautiful even if just on show.