1966 HOFNER 500/1 / Make an enquiryClick to listen

Manufacturer
Hofner
Serial number
NA
Model
500/1
Colour
Sunburst
Condition
Good 8/10
Weight
4.6
Case
HSC
Price
1,850

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1966 Hofner 500/1 in good condition. All original with the exception of the case. This is a very cool German-built Violin Bass. its 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 shows it's age with quite heavy lacquer checking, mainly on the front. My technician has re set the neck, touched up the area around the neck join and repaired some of the crumbled binding around the neck pocket. This bass has fully intact white binding on the body and neck. It has 22 frets, plus a zero fret for smoother playing, improved intonation, and better sustain. There's only a small number of dings / and tiny bits of wear. The back of body and neck are relatively clean.

Its been fully set up by my technician with a straight neck and a smooth action. Extremely light weighing only 4.6 lbs. Pot Codes - 250K 236 (1966) the last digit standing for 1966.

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