1959 Hofner 500/5 Bass

 
 
 

Selmer started importing Höfner's 500/5 bass in late 1958
and it instantly became the best bass available in the UK at the time.
Many beat combos played one but this beautiful instrument will forever be associated with
The Beatles' original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe.

Identical in every detail to Sutcliffe's original (including the correct bridge!),
this rare late 1959 bass is in stunning all original condition.
Complete with its rare original Jakob Winter hard case.

A true collector's piece.

 
 

Three Cool Cats in Hamburg in 1960.

Sunburst Finish
Rosewood Fretboard
Black Single Coil Pick Ups
Tortoiseshell Pickguard and Panel
Individual Tuners
Body Date - 23rd November 1959
Pot Codes - November 1959
Original Winter Case

Condition - Near Mint

Price - £3,300

Stuart Sutcliffe on stage with George Harrison.