1967 HOFNER 500/1 / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Hofner
Serial number
NA
Model
500/1
Colour
Sunburst
Condition
Very Good 8/10
Weight
4.7 lbs
Case
OHSC
Price
1,595

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1967 Hofner 500/1 in good condition. With the exception of the missing pickguard It has original parts and case. There appears to be some clear lacquer overspray on the body. 1967 was a year of considerable change for the 500/1. This particular example has the new Type 512 "Blade" pickups, but it still has the white plastic headstock logo which was superseded in 1967 by the decal type. 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..

There are quite a few small bumps and scratches in the body, the neck is clean and is structurally sound. The electronics are in good working order and the blade pickups sound great. 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 4.7 lbs. The pot Codes date to 1966 but as the pickups are the 512 Blade type that means this bass was produced in 67.