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Hofner / 500/1 Violin Bass / 1964 / Sunburst / Bass For Sale

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… 

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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