1959 Hofner 500/5 Bass


Selmer UK started importing Höfner's 500/5 basses in late 1958 and it quickly became a best seller.
Many beat combos played one but this beautiful instrument is forever associated with
The Beatles' original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe.

This rare 1959 bass is in great original condition, blonde 500/5s of that period are a very rare find.
Sold with a modern padded gig bag.


Three Cool Cats in Hamburg in 1960.

Blonde Finish
Flamed Maple Back & Sides
Black Bar Pick Ups
Tortoiseshell Pickguard and Panel
Individual Tuners
Body Date - November 1959
Pot Codes - December 1959

Neck Reset, Repaired Heel
& Replica Pickguard

Condition - Very Good

Price - £2,000

Roger Waters with his Blonde 500/5 at an early Pink Floyd gig.