The Hofner 500/1 violin bass is one of the most recognisable instruments on earth. Immensely popular in the 1960s due to its association with Paul McCartney and The Beatles, the Hofner Beatle Bass is still in production.

Built in 2014, this Hofner 500/1 Vintage 64 is based on Hofner's 1964 model specifications.

It's in excellent condition, with a small ding on the lower back binding near the tailpin. It plays very well, is strung with flatwounds and comes with the original case.

This is a consignment instrument.

The price shown is in US Dollars; the Canadian dollar price is $2750.00

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

Very Good
Original Hard
The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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