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1974 Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass

$1,995.00
Year
1974
Manufacturer
Hofner
Model
500/1 Beatle Bass
Condition
Exceptional
Description

This is one of the most well known Basses in the world made famous by Paul McCartney of the Beatle’s. Paul bought his 1st Hofner, known as the “Cavern” Bass from the German Club, because of its lightweight & a cheap price of about 30 pounds. Paul’s 2nd Hofner was a 1963 very similar to our Bass & he still owns it & tours on it to this day. This cool & clean ’74 example of ours is from a transitional period after the Beatles started to invade America. Its Sunburst finish is incredibly clean w/a few weather checks & quite cool in all respects. It has a bound/dot inlay fingerboard on a 1 piece maple neck w/a stencil Hofner gold logo. It also has a cool period Hofner decal on the back of the headstock w/its serial # sticker. It has its original closed back tuning machines used only during this period. Its body has a plain maple top over a super flamey maple 1 piece back & sides. It has a pair of Bar Magnet Pickups that have 4 adjustable pole pieces. It has the newer type pickup surrounds w/top adjustment screws like a Gibson. It has a larger period pearloid control plate w/black knobs & shorter tailpiece. Its has a perfect original pearloid pickgard w/a cool black Hofner logo on it. It is an great player in Exceptionally clean all original condition & comes w/a nice newer shaped hard case w/humidity meter built in.

 

 

1974 Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass

$1,995.00

SKU: 12027 Categories: , ,

Description

This is one of the most well known Basses in the world made famous by Paul McCartney of the Beatle’s. Paul bought his 1st Hofner, known as the “Cavern” Bass from the German Club, because of its lightweight & a cheap price of about 30 pounds. Paul’s 2nd Hofner was a 1963 very similar to our Bass & he still owns it & tours on it to this day. This cool & clean ’74 example of ours is from a transitional period after the Beatles started to invade America. Its Sunburst finish is incredibly clean w/a few weather checks & quite cool in all respects. It has a bound/dot inlay fingerboard on a 1 piece maple neck w/a stencil Hofner gold logo. It also has a cool period Hofner decal on the back of the headstock w/its serial # sticker. It has its original closed back tuning machines used only during this period. Its body has a plain maple top over a super flamey maple 1 piece back & sides. It has a pair of Bar Magnet Pickups that have 4 adjustable pole pieces. It has the newer type pickup surrounds w/top adjustment screws like a Gibson. It has a larger period pearloid control plate w/black knobs & shorter tailpiece. Its has a perfect original pearloid pickgard w/a cool black Hofner logo on it. It is an great player in Exceptionally clean all original condition & comes w/a nice newer shaped hard case w/humidity meter built in.

 

 

Additional information

Year

1974

Make

Hofner

Model

500/1 Beatle Bass

Condition

Exceptional