1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass
1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass SOLD
We’ve not had a Beatle bass on our inventory for a while so its nice to have this small panel 1964 500/1 with us. Its in very nice general condition and plays well with a good action. I suspect the neck has been re set in the past as most all need doing. There is some nice flame to the back which reveals itself at certain viewing angles and the overall finish is very good with no issues to the neck heel as many have. It has a small dig in the fingerboard binding which has been filled at the 6th fret which is just cosmetic. Strap buttons have been added both at the heel and adjacent to the tail piece. All the electronics are original, but the guitar has correct replacement “Tea cup” Knobs. The original “cats ears” tuners work well and hold tune. Nice that the guitar still has its original guard and Selmer case also in great condition. It never ceases to amaze me the sound these bass’s are capable of, and then add in the bonus of just 4 llbs 6 oz of weight and the overall small package it makes for great portable instrument for the travelling musician.
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