1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass + OHSC

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At A Glance:
Model: Horner 500/1
Year: 1964
Finish: Original Sunburst
Modifications: None
Repairs: Replace potentiometers
Weight (kg): 2.1

Case: Original Selmer
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: 2 Piece Mahogany
Body wood: Maple Laminate
Tuners: Correct Open Gear
Pickups: 2 x Correct Hofner Staple Pickups
Hardware: Correct Nickel + Wood
Neck Profile: Medium C
Nut Width (mm): 40.6
Neck Depth 1st Fret (mm): 22.6
Neck Depth 12th Fret (mm): 25.8

    Introduced at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956, the Hofner 500/1 bass is arguably the marque’s greatest success story. The weapon of choice of a certain Paul McCartney, the violin shaped bass will forever be associated with four guys from Liverpoool who changed music. Lightweight, hollow body and short-scale makes for a winning combination with a tone that defines an era. 

    The bass is in great condition. There are no signs of overspray or touchup. The finish has faded and the top has worn a little but nothing too substantial. The back is in great shape.

    The neck too is in great condition with some wear to the frets and fretboard but again not substantial. The tuners are correct.

    Plastics and hardware are in good shape with only slight tarnishing.

    Electrically, one volume pot has been changed. The original is included in the sale. Both pickups work well and do not seem to have been tampered with. 

    The bass comes with its correct Selmer hardshell case.

    This bass possesses a wonderful tone that is so unmistakable with a woodyness that's almost upright in its nature when unplugged.

    The defining sound of the Mersey, this is the bass you've been looking for. Grab it before it gets away… 


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