This is a vintage, original Hofner 500/1 right-handed, hollow-body "violin" bass. It could probably go without saying that this is best known as the Paul McCartney "Beatle Bass" or "Cavern Bass". Equipped with bar blade style pickups, louder and clearer than its predecessors. The control panel features on/off switches for each pick up, as well as respective volume controls. It also has a "solo" volume boost switch. Cosmetically, there is some chipping around the jack, and some beautiful lacquer checking on the body's top. This bass is all original, and comes with its original hard shell case.

It has been professionally setup and ready to thump!

More photos available upon request. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Year Condition Case
1968 Very Good Original Hard


Division Street Guitars
Paul DeCourcey
Peekskill, Ny
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