Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass - 1964 model, pre-owned Second Hand Bass Guitar Stock :::: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Birmingham. London, Manchester,, custom built, four string, Paul McCartney, Beatles, Beatle bass, Macca, Liverpool


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Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass - 1964 model


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  3. A used 1964 bass in great condition, all original, one owner from new, cleaned and set up and comes with original case and pearloid pickguard.

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In 1955, Walter Hofner came up with the idea to make a short scale bass guitar with a violin-shaped hollow body. The idea came to life the next year at the Frankfurt trade show and made its rounds, eventually landing in the hands of Beatles member Paul McCartney, who had to switch from guitar to bass following the departure of Stu Sutcliffe. In 1963, Hofner sent McCartney an updated bass, which he used during a performance an the Ed Sullivan Show, and an icon was born.


Select German spruce top, back, and sides of flamed maple

Maple-beech-maple neck

Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets

Mother-of-pearl dots

Scale: 30" (76cm)


Tel: 01926 886433

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