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1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5395

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin body Beatle Bass, Amazing sounding ??Staple??pole piece pickup, individual tuners, Raised logo, Nice light weight, Fun toplay, VG+, NSSC
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Hofner Violin Bass 1963 Relic Left Handed w / Case - Used

Hofner Violin Bass 1963 Relic Left Handed w / Case - Used

Winchester, Virginia, 226**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3200

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1979 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass Vintage Violin Bass w /  Blade Pickups, Case

1979 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass Vintage Violin Bass w / Blade Pickups, Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3400

Up for sale, a 1979 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin "Beatle Bass" in excellent condition and in perfect working order. The bass indelibly linked with Paul McCartney and the Beatles, this genuine vintage 500 / 1 captures the round, pillowy thump and definition of the Beatles sound, strung with a set of 50-100 flatwound strings There's a distinctive pluck, percussive cut, and hollow thud that this bass delivers even unplugged, with a broad sonic range between the two "blade" pickups. There's more nasally ... more
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1965 / 66 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin ( " Beatle " ) Bass

1965 / 66 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin ( " Beatle " ) Bass

Redwood City, California, 940**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3850

In April 1961, The Beatles started a four-month residency at the Top Ten Club in the Reeperbahn, Hamburg??s red light district. The line-up was Paul McCartney on piano and guitar, Stuart Sutcliffe on bass, John Lennon and George Harrison on guitar and Pete Best on drums. Soon after, Sutcliffe made the fateful announcement that he was leaving the band (to study at the Hamburg University of Fine Art). The problem, Paul would later explain, was that "none of us wanted to be the bass player " . Bass... more
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Hofner HCT-500 / 1-SB  Contemporary BEATLE BASS GUITAR  MODIFIED w / hard Case

Hofner HCT-500 / 1-SB Contemporary BEATLE BASS GUITAR MODIFIED w / hard Case

Long Beach, California, 908**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1100

Up for sale is this Hofner Contemporary bass guitar. Just like McCartney??s for a portion of the price. This is the in between model. Plays and sounds amazing. It has that classic Hofner Beatles tone. I took off the pickguard and added the solid black truss rod cover to make it look like the real deal. Comes with a never used Hofner strap which ties through the neck just like Paul??s. Also, comes with a hard case pictured here. This has been my backup that I??ve barely used since I bought it ... more
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Vintage 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass

Vintage 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass

Round Rock, Texas, 786**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3000

Here's a beautiful example of a well-aged 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass. All original with the vintage case, this one is unique in having a sleek, black finish on the neck. It plays extremely well and recording with it produces the sound this bass is known and loved for.

All electronics / pickups work and sound great! The neck is also remarkably straight for it's age. Set up by Kurt Viles guitar tech with flat-wounds, it's ready for any show or recording session. There are ... more
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1965 Hofner 500 / 2 Club BASS GUITAR VINTAGE SUNBURST & HARD CASE

1965 Hofner 500 / 2 Club BASS GUITAR VINTAGE SUNBURST & HARD CASE

Unionville, New York, 109**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$3200

Fantastic bass here ! This was found in an estate last year . We had the whole thing gone over professionally. Neck reset, rewired, pickups are original and rewound. The finish was removed off the top a long time ago . as you see we did not touch that . Use as is or redo your choice. The back has great tiger grain once again someone started stripping it this is just the way we found it. Plug in and play . Also come in original case that is very beat up . The case says the squires on it ? Must ... more
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1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4995

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass, AKA the Beatle Bass, Hollow-body, Sunburst finish, Staple pickups, Large raised logo and larger Pearloid controlpanel, Fantastic warm and powerful tonality, Light weight, Plays great, Truly abeauty, VG++, Rare worn original hard case... more
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1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

1965 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin Bass

Florence, South Carolina, 295**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$5000

1965 Hofner violin Beatles bass 500 / 1 for a right handed player. Very nice condition. See pictures. Comes with a new case.... more
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Hofner Bass 1973

Hofner Bass 1973

Belleville, New Jersey, 071**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$6000

I am second owner and never played this bass it shows some signs of being played on the back and is in beautiful shape and has been in the case for 30 years .No returns .... more
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Hofner Beatles B-Bass Hi-Series Electric Violin Bass Sunburst WITH CASE

Hofner Beatles B-Bass Hi-Series Electric Violin Bass Sunburst WITH CASE

Palm Desert, California, 922**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$450

Hofner B-Bass Hi-Series 4 String Electric Violin Bass Sunburst - Excellent!
Up for sale we have a Hofner 4 String Electric Violin Bass Guitar in Excellent Condition. The Guitar was well taken care of with no signs of use & wear. Overall it is considered in Excellent Cosmetic Condition. Nothing Major to impede performance of the Guitar. This is BEATLES cool
Listing Includes Hofner Violin Bass and Case
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Hofner Electric HI-BB Violin Bass Sunburst With Case

Hofner Electric HI-BB Violin Bass Sunburst With Case

Berwyn, Illinois, 604**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$499

Hofner Ignition Pro Violin Bass Orange Sunburst with Case
Fun fact! This is a violin bass of a copy of what an unknown underrated musician used to play! Although it's pre-owned and it has hardly been played. It does not have any scratches and is in excellent condition. Bass come with a case that has minor scratches and is sturdy condition. For further info please reference images for an accurate and visual description of this item. Addl. images can be provided if requested.
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Hofner H500 / 1-61L Cavern Club

Hofner H500 / 1-61L Cavern Club '61 Violin Beatle Bass, Left-Handed w / Case & Tags

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

Up for sale, a left-handed Hofner H500 / 1-61L ??Cavern Club?? ?61 vintage reissue bass in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case, factory paperwork and hangtag. The H500 / 1-61 features all the hallmarks of Hofner's early violin bass design, as seen played by Paul McCartney in The Beatles?? formative days
A genuine German-made Hofner and the highest tiered example offered, this Cavern Club bass features a flat, ... more
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Limited Special Edition Hofner HI-Series B-Bass Silver Beatles w / Hardshell Case

Limited Special Edition Hofner HI-Series B-Bass Silver Beatles w / Hardshell Case

Virginia Beach, Virginia, 234**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$850

Limited special edition silver "Beatles Bass" made by Hofner. Immaculate condition. From the estate and collection of a local musician known for some years in this area although I did not know him personally. It is a lovely instrument with obvious collector's interest and there do not appear to be too of them around. The same instrument in bubble-gum pink at the same sale went for hundreds more than our asking price . You really can't go wrong with this one. Custom hard case included. Serial ... more
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Hofner Club Bass - Green Line

Hofner Club Bass - Green Line

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2999

A really cool version of the Club Bass from Hofner, the single cut big brother to the Violin Bass made so famous by the bass player for an English band in the 60s. This instrument is part of the Green Line from Hofner, made in Germany without the use of plastics and with wood native to Europe. The core of the build is an Apline Spruce top mated to flamed maple back and rims. The back on this one is particularly attractive curly maple, even and consistent across the instrument with the flame like... more
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CLEAN Circa 1970 Teisco Beatle Bass Hofner Klira Kimberly Conrad MIJ Japan

CLEAN Circa 1970 Teisco Beatle Bass Hofner Klira Kimberly Conrad MIJ Japan

Buffalo, New York, 142**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$500

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Circa 1970 Teisco made beatle bass. Tested and working perfectly you won??t find a cleaner more original example. Action is lower than any other beetle base I??ve played and still can go lower. Freshly cleaned and tuned up electronics. No issues

Comes freshly set up with flatwounds.

These bases sound exactly like a Hofner from the period and are a 1 / 8 of the price

Ships Pro packed with the neck off

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Vintage 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass 500 / 1

Vintage 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass 500 / 1

Round Rock, Texas, 786**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4000


Here's a beautiful example of a well-aged 1966 Hofner Beatle Bass. All original with the vintage case, this one is unique in having a sleek, black finish on the neck. It plays extremely well and recording with it produces the sound this bass is known and loved for.
All electronics / pickups work and sound great! The neck is also remarkably straight for it's age. Set up by Kurt Viles guitar tech with flat-wounds, it's ready for any show or recording session. There are some knicks and ... more
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Hofner Pink Violin Bass - W /  Hard Case

Hofner Pink Violin Bass - W / Hard Case

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1000

This is a used Höfner electric bass guitar with a solid body in pink color. It has four strings and is designed for right-handed players. The set includes a cable, strap, and hard case. The bass guitar was made in Germany

Has only been played a few times, in beautiful condition.
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Exceptional Hofner 5000 / 1 Violin Bass with Flight Case - Impeccable Condition

Exceptional Hofner 5000 / 1 Violin Bass with Flight Case - Impeccable Condition

Monticello, New York, 127**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4200

? Rare Opportunity to Own a Legendary Hofner 5000 / 1 Violin Bass with Stunning Flame Maple Wood - Pristine Condition

Attention to all bass enthusiasts and collectors! Here is a unique opportunity to own an iconic Hofner 5000 / 1 Violin Bass, renowned not just for its distinct sound and classic design, but also for its exquisite flame maple wood. This legendary instrument has been the choice of professional musicians for decades and now awaits its next virtuoso

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1960s Hofner copy Beatle vintage bass guitar Univox or Tiesco

1960s Hofner copy Beatle vintage bass guitar Univox or Tiesco

Hopewell, New Jersey, 085**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$456

This is a nice Hofner copy of the Beatle Bass Paul used. We believe it to be a Univox or Teisco 1960's. Electronics all work however the tone just has a little static noise when you turn it volume works great and so does the tone other than that drop of static while turning (probably a very good electronics cleaning is in order). There are a few extra screw holes in the headstock some shown in pics. There is a ding on the fingerboard shown in pics at the 4th fret. Selling as is with the ... more
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Hofner HCT-500 / 1-SB BEATLE BASS VINTAGE LOOK CONVERSION LaBELLA

Hofner HCT-500 / 1-SB BEATLE BASS VINTAGE LOOK CONVERSION LaBELLA's Tea Cups &CASE

Montevallo, Alabama, 351**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$669

Never gigged but upgraded German knobs, bridge and GOLD German Tailpiece. New Labella bass stings. Intonation set.
Hofner German case. Upgrade with Nice vintage looking vintage yellowed control plate and Pickguard. Painted switches. German strap buttons.

I ship fully insured. I will require a signature

Check out my perfect 100% positive feedback on well over 1550 listings.
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1974 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass Vintage Violin Bass 100% Original w /  Blade Pickups

1974 Hofner 500 / 1 Beatle Bass Vintage Violin Bass 100% Original w / Blade Pickups

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4300

Up for sale, a 1974 Hofner 500 / 1 Violin ??Beatle Bass?? in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Indelibly linked with Paul McCartney and the Beatles, this genuine vintage 500 / 1 captures the round, pillowy thump and definition inherent to the iconic Beatles sound, with a fully hollow body and blade pickups
There??s a distinctive pluck, percussive cut, and hollow thud that this bass delivers even while unplugged, with... more
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?Hofner /   Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bass, Bj.

?Hofner / Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bass, Bj. '63 / 64 ? lightweight - sehr leicht

Berlin, 13***, GERMANY

€1600

Die Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bassgitarre aus den Jahren 1963 / 64 ist ein Vintage Schmuckstück aus Deutschland. Das Modell besticht durch seine Sunburst-Korpusfarbe und die 22 Bünde. Mit einer 4-saitigen Saitenkonfiguration und dem Korpus in der Form 500 / 5 ist sie perfekt für Bassisten geeignet. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das geringe Gewicht, welches das spielen noch angenehmer macht. Dieses Modell stammt aus der renommierten Hofner-Serie ( # 1686 ) und ist eine elektrische Bassgitarre, die... more
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Hofner 185 bass three knobs, rare 1966-67

Hofner 185 bass three knobs, rare 1966-67

italia, ITALY

€890

Hofner 185 bass, tre pomelli molto raro, il quattro pomelli precedente è molto più comune, il pickup al ponte è stato riavvolto, il jack femmina sostituito, aggiunto un cavo massa, viti battipenna sostituite, potenziometri 250k236=1966, basso molto vissuto, da collezione e suona benecredo costruito 1966-67, credo perché questi pickup la Hofner ha smesso di produrli nel 1967, con custodia rigida non originale.... more
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Hofner 1965 Original violin bass guitar

Hofner 1965 Original violin bass guitar

Sutton Coldfield, B75***, UNITED KINGDOM

£4550

This Hofner violin bass is all original in excellent condition. There are imperfections to the finish which is typical with age. There has been a neck re-set. The guitar is fully operational and been professionally set-up. There isn't a case with the guitar. The age has been verified from the rear of the control plate. This guitar is an excellent example of an original 1960's icon.... more
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60's HOFNER MODEL 185 SHORT SCALE BASS CASE - made in GERMANY

COLOGNE, GERMANY

€199

60's HOFNER SHORT SCALE BASS CASE :
* inside length=108 cm
* width=31, 5 cm
* THIN wood construction
* has wear around the edges and some damage at headstock end=check pic 5
* green felt interior, has some wear
* all latches are working fine
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HOFNER PRESIDENT ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR (1963)

HOFNER PRESIDENT ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR (1963)

Bognor Regis, PO21***, UNITED KINGDOM

£799

Totally original Hofner President electric bass guitar from 1963, serial number 361 and showing George Cummings of Merton High Street, London SW19 as the supplying dealer
Guitar is in very good condition for its age, with some scratches on reverse. Price reflects the fact guitar has been in long term storage and could use a fresh set up
Guitar stand not included in the sale
CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY FROM BOGNOR REGIS, WEST SUSSEX.... more
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Hofner HCT  President bass guitar

Hofner HCT President bass guitar

Peterborough, PE4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£700

9 Apr
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Here's What Hofner Say About the HCT President Bass
The Hofner Contemporary version of the 500 / 5 President Bass, inspired by the Hofner model: of the 1950's and 60's as played by Stuart Sutcliffe in the early days of The Beatles. With a fully hollow 16 5" wide body and fitted with close spaced original Hofner 'Toaster' pick-ups. The President Bass is fitted with the famous Hofner control panel to ensure a great sixties style ... more
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Guitare basse creuse Hofner 500 / 3 (Senator) 1960 - excellent état

Guitare basse creuse Hofner 500 / 3 (Senator) 1960 - excellent état

La Chatre, 36***, FRANCE

£2185

Höfner 500 / 3 bass guitar from 1960. This is a single-pickup version of the 500 / 5 (which was played by Stuart Sutcliffe in the early days of the Beatles) with a slightly narrower body. From 1963, the 500 / 3 was named the Senator and the two-pickup 500 / 5 was named the President
This rare 1960 Blonde bass is in simply magnificent original condition. This is one of the rare 500 / 3 basses equipped with a 'Toaster' pickup. A true collector's item with beautifully crafted top, back and ... more
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Original Hofner 1961 violin 500 / 1 Cavern bass guitar McCartney Beatles with Case

Original Hofner 1961 violin 500 / 1 Cavern bass guitar McCartney Beatles with Case

London, SM4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£13995

A very rare and very early original 1961 Hofner 500 / 1 violin "Cavern" bass. An original beatle bass though this of course is right handed. Lovely to hold and so light. A real treasure.
Complete with all original Hofner parts and electronics all native to this bass. Comes with it's original 1961 Jakob Winter black case with green lining. The exact same case Paul had in Hamburg and in Liverpool until replaced by a Selmer tweed one in 1963. All clips and lock work fine and handle is good too.... more
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Vintage 1960s Hofner 182 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar Husk PROJECT AS IS

Vintage 1960s Hofner 182 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar Husk PROJECT AS IS

North York, Ontario, M3B***, CANADA

$350

Vintage 1960s Hofner 182 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar Husk PROJECT AS IS. Comes with original case but the case is beat up. I believe its a 1965. Missing parts as seen. Overall in good cosmetic condition as seen in photos
Will ship in 4 business days after payment received. Shipping will be 42 dollars flat rate across Canada and the continental United States. International bidders please inquire about price prior to bidding. Will combine shipping where possible. Payment must be made ... more
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Hofner 1964 Violin Bass, USED

Hofner 1964 Violin Bass, USED

Birmingham, England, B1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£3247

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Hofner HCT 5001 Violin Bass Sunburst. Case included

Hofner HCT 5001 Violin Bass Sunburst. Case included

London, N22***, UNITED KINGDOM

£490

Excellent condition
Strap included
Case includedCollection in London N22 6QG... more
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Hofner Guitar:Senator Bass:Vintage 1964:Thinline:Archtop:Modfied:Good condition.

Hofner Guitar:Senator Bass:Vintage 1964:Thinline:Archtop:Modfied:Good condition.

Nunthorpe, TS7***, UNITED KINGDOM

£750

A Vintage, Hofner Senator, Thinline Bass Guitar with original, Blond finish on the body, from 1964, in good condition This Guitar has been well looked after
The Headstock carries the original, Hofner Tuners, that are a little stiff but hold the tuning and has had the treble clef facia removed and a plain wood facia fitted along with a Hofner logoThe Neck has been reset and pinned ready for the next fifty years |Truss rod model so adjustable The Neck is straight, with a lovely smooth ... more
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?Hofner /   Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bass, Bj.

?Hofner / Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bass, Bj. '63 / 64 ? lightweight - sehr leicht

Berlin, 13***, GERMANY

€1600

Die Höfner 500 / 5 SENATOR Bassgitarre aus den Jahren 1963 / 64 ist ein Vintage Schmuckstück aus Deutschland. Das Modell besticht durch seine Sunburst-Korpusfarbe und die 22 Bünde. Mit einer 4-saitigen Saitenkonfiguration und dem Korpus in der Form 500 / 5 ist sie perfekt für Bassisten geeignet. Besonders hervorzuheben ist das geringe Gewicht, welches das spielen noch angenehmer macht. Dieses Modell stammt aus der renommierten Hofner-Serie mit der Serien Nummer 2354 und ist eine elektrische ... more
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1960 Hofner 182 Solid Bass Guitar Cherry Glow

1960 Hofner 182 Solid Bass Guitar Cherry Glow

Nottingham, NG1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£850

Hofner model 182 solid body bass, dating from 1960. Made in Germany and produced for only a brief period for sale in the 1960 Selmer catalogue (pictured for reference not included!), featuring the rare closely-spaced dual pickup configuration
Specs:
2x original Hofner Germany pickupsFactory 'Cherry Glow?? finishRosewood fingerboard Solid bodyPickguard-loaded volume and tone controls
Condition:
In good vintage condition, with various marks, dings and knocks - but free of any ... more
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Hofner Violin Bass hct-500 Black With Hard Case Right Handed

Hofner Violin Bass hct-500 Black With Hard Case Right Handed

Maidstone, ME14***, UNITED KINGDOM

£349

Played this bass at hundreds of live shows. Right handed, high quality, and very reliable. Selling as no longer play anymore.
This Hofner Violin Bass HCT-500 in black is a must-have for any bass guitar enthusiast. With its iconic design and high-quality construction, it delivers a powerful, rich sound that is perfect for any musical genre. Its sleek black body colour adds a touch of elegance to its already stylish design
Ideal for musicians of all levels, this bass guitar is perfect for ... more
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Original Hofner 1967 violin 500 / 1 bass guitar Selmer McCartney Beatles with Case

Original Hofner 1967 violin 500 / 1 bass guitar Selmer McCartney Beatles with Case

London, SM4***, UNITED KINGDOM

£2295


A rare and original 1967 Hofner 500 / 1 violin bass imported and sold by Selmer in the UK.
An original beatle bass though this of course is right handed. Lovely to hold and so light. A real treasure
Complete with all original Hofner parts and electronics all native to this bass
Beautiful original C shaped neck same as McCartney played on all the beatle albums
Neck set still original and has never been reset
Has the Raised Plastic Hofner Decal (same as 1963 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7... more
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