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1968 HOFNER 500/1 Beatle Bass

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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"...
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1968 Hofner 500/1 "Beatle Bass" - #200982

$3,995
General Description: Manufactured from 1956 to present. Semi-acoustic, bound body in violin shape, glued-in neck, 2 pickups, sunburst.
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1966 HOFNER 500/1 "Beatle Bass"

$1,899
Serial # 2301. Made forever famous by Paul McCartney, the Höfner 500/1 is perhaps the most iconic bass guitar model of all time. Sorry, Fender. Beyond its fame, the 500/1 can stand on it own cred thanks to how phenomenally good it sounds. There’s magic in this model’s hollow body, light build, staple pickups, and short 30” scale. This 1966 example is one of those hard-to-set-down instruments....
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1972 Hofner 500/1 "Beatle Bass"

$2,995
General Description: Manufactured from 1956 to present. Semi-acoustic, bound body in violin shape, glued-in neck, 2 pickups, sunburst.
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1992 HOFNER 500/1

$1,195
From almost twenty-five years ago, this beautiful, oh so traditional Hofner 500/1 “Beatle Bass”, and left-handed too; just try to find one! Pretty darn clean and all set up. Nothing changed, no issues whatsoever; just all McCartney. Virtually a steal at only $1195 w/ohsc
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1966 HOFNER 500/1 violin Beatle Bass

$1,800
Real-deal 1966 Beatle bass in very good condition. Quite a bit of work done to it, including: neck reset, fret dress, heel repaired, one replaced pot (original in case) replaced knobs, small area with replaced binding on back, one rewound pickup, replaced tuning machines (replicas of originals), rewired, replaced peghead facing. Original hardshell case with vinyl cover removed. Price drop!
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2015 Hofner® 500/1 ‘Cavern’ Violin Beatle Bass

$2,869
The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has since gone on to become one of the most recongisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound. The Hofner 500/1 ‘Cavern’ Violin Bass takes it’s name from the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Opened in 1957 this Club was one of the most important...
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~1970 Klira 500/1 "Beatle Bass" Copy - #2009283

$1,695
General Description: Klira was founded in 1887 in Schoenbach, Germany and manufactured mainly violins until the 1950s when they began producing guitars and basses. This is a copy of the Hofner model 500/1 "Beatle Bass".
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~1970 Klira 500/1 "Beatle Bass" Copy

$1,495
General Description: Klira was founded in 1887 in Schoenbach, Germany and manufactured mainly violins until the 1950s when they began producing guitars and basses. This is a copy of the Hofner model 500/1 "Beatle Bass".
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1965 HOFNER 500/1

$4,489
1965 HOFNER BEATLE BASS 500/1 SIR PAUL EXCELLENT VINTAGE & RARE ORIG. CASE ULTRA RARE & ULTRA COOL, ATTRACTIVE SUNBURST, BOUND NECK, RAISED GOLD LOGO, ORIGINAL BLACK HARD CASE, NO MODIFICATIONS. AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF BEATLE HISTORY. AT DAYTON VINTAGE GUITARS & AMPS YOUR GUITAR WILL BE PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED AND SETUP WITH NEW STRINGS. SAFELY PACKED. WE CARE ABOUT OUR CUSTOMERS PLEASE...
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1964 HOFNER 500/1

$5,989
1964 HOFNER BEATLE BASS 500/1 SIR PAUL EXCELLENT VINTAGE & RARE ORIG. CASE ULTRA RARE & ULTRA COOL, BEAUTIFULLY FLAMED MAPLE, ATTRACTIVE SUNBURST, BOUND NECK, GOLD LOGO, ORIGINAL BLACK HARD CASE, 100%, NO MODIFICATIONS. AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF BEATLE HISTORY. GUITAR HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED AND SETUP WITH NEW STRINGS. SAFELY PACKED. PLEASE CALL 937-613-0690 World wide...
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1964 HOFNER 500/1

$4,989
1964 HOFNER BEATLE BASS 500/1 SIR PAUL EXCELLENT VINTAGE & RARE ORIG. CASE ULTRA RARE & ULTRA COOL, ATTRACTIVE SUNBURST, BOUND NECK, GOLD LOGO, ORIGINAL BLACK HARD CASE, 100%, NO MODIFICATIONS. AN ORIGINAL PIECE OF BEATLE HISTORY. GUITAR HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED AND SETUP WITH NEW STRINGS. SAFELY PACKED. PLEASE CALL 937-613-0690 World wide shipping available by request
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1968 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" 'Fretless' Bass

$4,500
An Incredible 1968 German Hofner 'Fretless' 'Beatle' Bass 1968 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" 'Fretless' Bass This unbelievably rare, near mint and totally original 'German' 1968 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" fretless bass weighs just 4.80 lbs and has a two-inch thick, eleven inch wide, 'violin' shaped full hollow-body with a nitro-cellulose one-piece spruce top. 'Curved' one-piece book-matched laminated...
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1965 Hofner Beatles Bass Model 500/1 (#HOF0004)

$2,795
1965 Hofner Beatle Bass, Model 500/1, Like Paul McCartney’s, Sunburst, Two Staple pole piece Pickups, Raised Logo, Wonderful sounding! VG+, SSC, $2,795
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2015 Hofner® Vintage ’62 Violin Beatle Bass

$2,869.99
Paul McCartney first picked up a Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass in 1961, and by 1962 the Fab Four’s bass player was fast on his way to turning this instrument into a staple of early rock. This Vintage ’62 Violin Bass gives you the same amazing experience McCartney enjoyed when he first received his favorite Hofner, providing you with timeless sound, style, and playing comfort. Between its breathtaking...
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1965 HOFNER 500/1 "Violin" Bass (Signed by Sir Paul McCartney)

$18,500
Signed by Sir Paul McCartney for fellow Bass Player Jose Luis Precioso 1965 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" Bass (Signed by Sir Paul McCartney) This near mint and original 1965/1966 Hofner 500/1 "Violin" bass weighs just 4.50 lbs and has a just over two-inch thick, eleven inch wide, 'violin' shaped full hollow-body. Arched one-piece spruce top, arched one-piece laminated 'flamed' maple back and...
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2014 HOFNER 500/1 Vintage 64

$2,148.43
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...
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2003 HOFNER 500/2 Club Bass

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The Hofner Club Bass, also known as the Hofner 500/2 bass, is very similar in design to the iconic 500/1 Beatle Bass, but with a traditional single cutaway 'Club' body. Originally built between 1965 and 1970 for Selmer, the Club bass has had a number of prominent appearances on stages; Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads used one for several tours. Like the violin bass, The Hofner Club Bass, is a...
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2012 HOFNER HCT-500/1 Contemporary Series Violin Bass

$749
2012 Hofner HCT-500/1 Contemporary Series Violin Bass. This a great modern reproduction of the infamous Beatle bass. This bass is in excellent condition with hardly any play wear at all. Plays great and has that classic violin bass thump. The Hofner 511B Staple pickups are blendable and off a large array of tones. Includes original hardshell case.
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~1969 HOFNER Model 500/2 Club Bass

$2,199
Vintage original circa 1969 Hofner Model 500/2 Club Bass. This is very similar to the Beatle 500/1 bass but with a club Bass body shape. Absolutely stunning, also plays amazing. Action is nice and low. Original pickups are super warm and full of thumpy fat tone. A super clean and all original example. With a nice hard case.
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1960 HOFNER 500/1 (Beatles Bass)

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almost a Cavern bass, flat back, pickups close, vertical logo, pickguard and control panel modified (see photo's) can be restored, body finish original, neck is refinished on the back, plays great, sounds perfect, case is non original
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2016 HOFNER HCT-500 Contemporary Club Bass

$879.99
The best-selling 500/1 Contemporary version of the Hofner Violin Bass Guitar offers those wanting to own one of the World's iconic guitars the chance to do so at a very attractive price. Now available in two versions! Recreating the style of the 1964 version, are the SB and the BK versions. Recreating the famous 1961 version the CV model has close spaced "Cavern"...
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2011 Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Bass

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Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the ’62 bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original. For example, the “strip” machine heads, the slot-head screws on the hardware, and the two-piece neck are authentic touches that connect this instrument to an earlier time. In the Vintage ’62 Höfner has created a replica of Paul’s bass historically accurate enough to...
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1965 HOFNER Violin Bass 500/1

$3,995
On consignment... original owner bought this with his paper rout money when he was 12 years old after seeing the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show! Now he is selling it if you can believe that... not because he wants to, because he has to. He wants it to have a good home. Clean, with original case.
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