Comments: I started playing with a group that needed a bassist. So I needed a bass. I always admired the Hofner style violin bass. Stained it with a mahogany dye first to raise the grain on the front. Then I sanded it back and stained the whole thing with a honey amber dye. I used the mahogany to create a burst effect front and back. Finished it off with a spray lacquer. I strung it with flat wound strings. It plays great. I couldn't be happier.
Link: Find the hollow body bass kit here.