1967 HOFNER 500/1 B / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Hofner
Serial number
NA
Model
500/1B
Colour
Sunburst
Condition
Good 7.75/10
Weight
4.9 lbs
Case
HSC (non original)
Price
£1,195

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1967 Hofner 500/1B. A rare fist year example of the Hofner active bass boost version of the Beatle bass.

The pickguard is missing, the tuners changed and the case is not original. There is checking in the finish and plenty of bumps, scrapes and play wear. Everything remains structurally sound with no issues. The back of the neck and headstock are clean and the frets are in great shape. It's set up with flatwound strings) No serial number present but the pots date the 22nd week of 67. These sound-improved models were in the Höfner program from 1967 mainly for the export. Although perhaps better sounding they hadn't the look customers expected and the sales never reached the figures of the 'Original'.

The bass has been fully set up by my technician and all electronics checked. Everything is in good working order.