NEW - "For years as a Hofner dealer, customers have asked Me 'I want to get a Hofner Beatle bass just like Paul McCartney’s'. When I researched and wrote the Beatles Gear book in the 1990’s, I sourced and archived thousands of photos, and videos of The Beatles with Paul using his famous Hofner Beatle bass. We even gained access to Sir Paul’s actual Beatle bass which we photographed for the book. It was with all of this knowledge, detailed information and now as a Hofner Premium Dealer that I teamed up with the good people at the Hofner Custom Shop, to come up with a Beatle bass that is identical to McCartney’s iconic bass that was built for him by Hofner in 1963." - Andy Babiuk

The Hofner Fab Gear Burst 500/1 Limited Edition Model is built by the Hofner Custom Shop, exclusively for Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear. Every detail was scrutinized to be as accurate as possible, including the 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 500/1 is hand numbered and comes with a Hofner deluxe tweed hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, Hofner warranty / paperwork, a replica of Paul’s original leather strap and an autographed copy of Andy's book “Beatles Gear: All The Fab Four’s Instruments From Stage to Studio – The Ultimate Edition”!


You are looking at serial number: 016

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



Shape: Violin Bass
Top: Spruce
Back: Flame Maple
Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / White / Black
Binding Back: Black / White / Black
Binding Sides: White
Centerblock: None
Finish: Fab Gear Burst

Wood: Flame Maple
Construction: Two Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork: Script
Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At: 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 24mm
Heel Cap: White Pearl

Wood: Rosewood
Scale: 30" / 76cm
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Binding: None
Side Dots: None
Number of Frets: 22

Material: Ebony
Type: Hofner Fretted

Tuners: Strip Nickel
Tuner Buttons: Plastic
Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl
Neck Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel
Bridge Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel
Tone Knobs: Gold top
Electronics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg: 2,1

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Brand New
Fab Gear Burst
Original Hard
10 Years
Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear
Andy Babiuk
Rochester,, NY
9:03 AM
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