NEW - The Hofner Fab Gear Burst Club Bass 500/2 1965 Reissue Limited Edition Model is built by the Hofner Custom Shop, exclusively for Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear and is inspired by the original Hofner 500/2 model from 1965 when it was first introduced. With its cutaway body design, short scale 30" neck and light weight, it provides ease of playability. The 500/2 delivers a true vintage sound with full deep bass tones from its fully hollow body and Höfner "Staple" pickups.

Our limited edition Fab Gear Burst 500/1 Beatle Bass has been so popular that we decided to have a set of Hofner 1965 Reissue Club Basses built with our special “Fab Gear Bust” finish with the correct sunburst color on the body, and sunburst on the sides and back of the neck to be most similar to Paul McCartney’s famous Hofner Beatle bass. Each Hofner Fab Gear Burst Club Bass 500/2 1965 Reissue Limited Edition Model is hand numbered and comes with a Hofner deluxe hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, Hofner warranty / paperwork and an autographed copy of Andy's book “Beatles Gear: All The Fab Four’s Instruments From Stage to Studio – The Ultimate Edition”!



Includes free shipping in the continental USA, and free expert guitar setup!


Instrument: Club Bass
Model: H500/2
Body Shape: Club Bass
Wood Top: Select German spruce top
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / White / Black or Black / Cream / Black (CV)
Binding Back: Black / White / Black or Black / Cream / Black (CV)
Binding Sides: White or Cream (CV)
Centerblock: None


Wood: Flame Maple / Beech / Flame Maple
Construction: Three Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Club Bass
Logo and Artwork: Script
Neck Joint: Club Bass Set Neck
Joint At: 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 24mm
Heel Cap: White or Cream Pearl (CV)
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale: 30" / 76cm
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Binding: White or Cream (CV)
Side Dots: Yes
Number Of Frets: 22


Material: Ebony
Type: Hofner Fretted


Tuners: Single Nickel
Tuner Buttons: Plastic
Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl or Cream Pearl (CV)
Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel
Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top. Black (W Version)
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Brand New
Fab Gear Burst
Original Hard
9 Years
Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear
Andy Babiuk
Rochester,, NY
2:51 PM
Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear Showroom Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm After Hours by Appointment

Customers ordering merchandise via phone/internet may use all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), PayPal, Personal Check (must clear account before we ship), Cashier’s Check, Money Order, and Bank Wire Transfer (coordinates provided upon request). Please note that all international sales are by bank wire or PayPal only. For in-store sales we accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), Cashier’s Check, Money Order, and that green stuff they call Cash.

At Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear we ship your gear to you FREE! All qualifying items and orders over $100 placed through our website qualify for free shipping via UPS Ground and is limited to the continental United States. The shipping address must match your credit card billing address or your order will be cancelled. Repeat customers can call to request shipping to an alternative address. We usually ship by UPS or FedEx. With the high quality of instruments that we offer we feel that this is safest and most reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests. All shipments are fully insured. You can upgrade to next day or second day shipping at your cost. Please call us to upgrade your shipment. Customer pays all shipping on any returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer.

24 hour approval with shipping at the buyers expense. Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify us within 24 hours and we will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped (except for layaways). Customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance and bank charges that may occur. Call Fab Gear with any questions 585.425.0077