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Introduced in 1956, the Höfner 500/1 bass was originally made in small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 perfect condition with a stunningly figured back.
Exact same sound as Paul McCartney's 1961 bass which can be heard on The Beatles' first two albums.
Comes with a reissue Winter case and leather strap.

 
 

 

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

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