1963 Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass

1963 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass

The Hofner Violin Bass has become one of the most iconic musical instrument ever designed
thanks to its most famous user, Paul McCartney.
So strong is the association that the bass is also affectionately known as the “Beatle Bass”.
A few months after the birth of Beatlemania, the Selmer London company decided to start importing
the 500/1 in the UK and supplied them with an iconic tweed case.

A beautiful example of this classic bass, this all original instrument is nearly identical to
McCartney's 1963 bass including a stunning flamed back and an offset jack socket.
Comes with an original Selmer tweed case.


Staple Top Pick-Ups
3 Piece Neck
Strip Tuners
Script Logo
Long Tailpiece
Narrow Control Panel
Body Date - April 63
Pot Codes - January 1963

Condition - Excellent

- Modifications -
Neck Reset
Rewound Pickups

Price - £6,000

Selmer McCartney Swing Tag