(prelim. pics) This is the most sought after Hofner bass on the planet. production date 31-1-1964. The pots and electrocnics are dated 1963. stamp on the inside says 31-01-1964

The 1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass is an iconic instrument that has left an indelible mark on music history. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this bass guitar features a distinctive violin-shaped hollow body made of spruce and maple, resulting in a lightweight yet resonant instrument. Its slender neck, adorned with a rosewood fingerboard and 22 frets, offers exceptional playability and comfort. Equipped with two Hofner "Staple" humbucking pickups, this bass delivers a warm and articulate tone that perfectly complements a wide range of musical styles. Its unique sound and aesthetic have made it a favorite among musicians, but perhaps its most notable association lies with The Beatles and bassist Paul McCartney.

The 1964 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass became synonymous with Paul McCartney during The Beatles' early years, serving as his instrument of choice on numerous recordings and performances. McCartney's use of the Hofner Violin Bass helped define the band's sound and image, contributing to its iconic status in popular culture. The instrument's smooth, melodic tone and distinctive appearance became emblematic of the British Invasion era, and its influence on subsequent generations of musicians cannot be overstated. Today, the 1963 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass remains a highly sought-after collector's item and a testament to its enduring legacy in the world of music.

production date 31-1-1964 come with newer but original Hofner violin bass case 

Hofner 1964 500/1 Violin Bass
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Brand Hofner
Condition Pre-owned
Orientation Right-handed

Hofner 1964 500/1 Violin Bass

€ 4,498

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