1960 Hofner 500/5 Bass


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

This rare 1960 bass is in great original condition,
blonde 500/5s with toaster pickups are an extremely rare find.


Three Cool Cats in Hamburg in 1960.

Blonde Finish
Rosewood Fretboard
Toaster Pick Ups
Tortoiseshell Pickguard and Panel
Individual Tuners
Body Date - October 1959
Pot Codes - August 1960

Neck Reset, Replica Pickguard
& Repaired Jack Socket

Condition - Very Good

- On Hold -

1960 Selmer Catalog