1961 Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass

 
 
 

Introduced in 1956, the Höfner 500/1 bass was originally made in small
production numbers and sold in only a few European countries.
That all changed in late 1963 when a small group from Liverpool became the biggest act since Elvis.
Its lightness, ease of play, deep sound and striking shape has helped maintain its popularity to this day.
1961 500/1 basses are regarded by most as the rarest and best sounding violin bass of all.

A rare all original bass from late 1961 in great condition with its black Winter case.
Exact same sound as Paul McCartney's 1961 Hofner which can be heard on The Beatles' first two albums.

 
 

 

Sunburst Finish
Diamond Pick-Ups
3 Piece Neck
Individual Tuners
Script Logo
Pot Codes - August 1961
Body Date - July 1961

Modifications - Neck Reset

Condition -  Mint

- Sold -