1963 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Introduced in 1956, the Höfner 500/1 bass was originally made in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 1963 when a small group from Liverpool became the biggest act since Elvis.
So strong is the association that the bass is also affectionately known as the “Beatle Bass”.
Its lightness, ease of play, deep sound and striking shape has helped maintain its popularity to this day.
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.
It was originally sold in the Netherlands and comes with its original Jakob Winter case.
Staple Top Pick-Ups
3 Piece Neck
Narrow Control Panel
Body Date - October 63
Pot Codes - August 1963
Condition - Very Good
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