Selmer started importing Höfner's 500/5 bass in late 1958
and it instantly became the best bass available at the time in the UK.
Many beat combos played one but this beautiful instrument is forever associated with
The Beatles' original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe.

This 1961 500/5 features the rare Diamond logo humbuckers and is an extremely rare find.
It is in stunning original condition and is supplied with a padded gig bag.

Sunburst Finish
Diamond Logo Pick Ups
Flower Headstock Inlay
Pearloid Pickguard and Panel
Individual Tuners
Body Date - 29th November 1960
Pot Codes - October 1961

Neck reset
Replica pickguard

Condition - Near Mint

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Year Condition Color Case
1961 Near Mint Sunburst GigBag


Guncotton Guitars
Guncotton Guitars
London, UK
4:46 PM
Opening Hours: 10am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

We accept Cash, Bank Transfers, Visa, MasterCard and other major Credit Cards

We ship our product fully insured via Fed Ex or UPS for all destinations. As the costs vary greatly between the different services available, please get in touch so we can work out the best arrangement for your needs. Shipping costs will be added to the total value of the order by prior agreement.

We are fully aware that no matter how well an instrument is described and pictured from every angle, an approval period is necessary for peace of mind. Any Return must be mutually approved between the buyer and us within 48 hours of delivery of the instrument. Instruments will be refunded in full upon return and inspection, minus shipping charges. Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received. Buyer is fully responsible for the instrument during approval period. To simplify the procedure, we can arrange collection and delivery on behalf of the customer. Shipping is non­-refundable unless an item as been erroneously described.