1958-59 HOFNER 500/5 / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Hofner
Model
500/5
Colour
Natural
Condition
Very Good 8.25/10
Weight
Case
Gig bag
Price
£1,395

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1958-59 Hofner 500/5 President Bass with. Natural finish. The pickguard is missing and the control plate and pots have been changed. All round great condition, the body has a few minor dings & the back of the neck shows a little wear but nothing serious for a 55 year old bass. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Stu Sutcliffe’, although his was the darker burst. This President has a natural or Blonde finish which is rarer than the darker burst model. It has a fuller tone than the Violin Bass having a much bigger body. The binding is intact, the frets are good and the electronics work as they should. The neck is straight and there is plenty of room in the truss rod. The neck has been re set / repaired. No serial number is visible on this bass and because the pots/control plate are changed they cant be used to identify the exact year either. However due to the pickup configuration and logo script styling Ive identified this as either 58 or 59. The bass is fully set up by my technician and plays great.