1965 HOFNER 500/1 / Make an enquiryClick to listen

Serial number
NA / pot dates 65
Excellent 8.75/10
4lbs 7.5oz
HSC (non original)

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1965 Hofner 500/1 in excellent condition. This is a very cool German-built Violin Bass. it's a great player with an excellent warm and woody thump. It has a spruce top with Maple back and sides and a Rosewood fingerboard. The electronics are in good working order and the staple pickups sound great. This Hofner has aged beautifully. It has 22 frets, plus a zero fret for smoother playing, improved intonation, and better sustain. There are a few small dings / and tiny bits of wear on the front of the body and around the headstock, the back of the body is very clean without any buckle rash.

It's been fully set up by my technician with a straight neck and a smooth action. Extremely light weighing only 4lbs 7.5oz. One pot has ben changed the original Pot Code is - 250K 435 (1965) the last digit is the year.

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