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Hofner / Violin Bass 500/1 Lefty / 1965 / Violin Sunburst / Bass For Sale

'65 HOFNER VIOLIN BASS 500/1 LEFTY Sunburst, Super Rare ! EX+ code LH80

Is all original in good conditions without breakages or repairs, sturdy structure, nice neck and frets in good condition, very playable, Excellent sound. Complete with Original Case

HOFNER 500/1
In 1961 Stuart Sutcliffe, the first Beatles bassist, definitively left the group and Paul, already a rhythm guitarist, took on this new role after the rejection of John and George. Shortly before the second trip to Hamburg (or to Hamburg itself, according to other sources) Paul bought his new violin-shaped bass. It is a hollowbody instrument, brown finish, with a spare scale, with two pickups, one near the keyboard and the other in a central position, between the bridge and the keyboard itself.
In 1963 Paul took a new version of the 500/1 which was basically the same as the previous one but with the central pickup moved to the bridge. Finally in the spring of 1964 Selmer, Hofner's distributor in England, gave McCartney another model with golden parts. The Hofner 500/1 was Paul's main bass from 1961 to 1965, and later alternated it with the Rickenbacker bass. This particular instrument, together with George's 325 and the first two Gretsch, was one of the symbols of the Beatles' look in the turbulent and exciting years of Beatlemania.

Hendrix Guitars, Italy  

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Hendrix Vintage is the first Vintage store in Italy offers the best Vintage instruments Guitars Bass Amplifiers Effects carefully inspected to guarantee originality and high quality since 1978. All info in site:

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