Vintage 1965 Hofner 500/1 Electric Bass Guitar Sunburst Finish


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Cosmetic Condition:  Ultra cool vibe from an iconic instrument.  A gorgeous, true vintage piece with just the right look.  Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches, weather checking & finish wear.  This beautiful bass has a warm, rich tone with a sweet acoustic resonance.  The neck is very comfortable & plays great.

Neck:  Medium profile maple neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots.  Dark rosewood fingerboard with cream dot inlays.  Original frets are in great shape with hardly any wear.  Open-back nickel tuners in perfect working condition.  1 5/8" nut width with zero fret; 30" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body:  Violin-shaped hollow maple body with arched back & carved spruce top.  The bass is finished in classic sunburst that shows off a beautiful patina.  Nickel trapeze tailpiece with adjustable ebony bridge.  The pearloid pickguard has warped a bit & has a new bracket, but there are no breaks or cracks in the guard.  Bass weighs 4 lbs 9.4 oz.

Pickups:  Original "staple" pickups with black bezels.  Dual volume controls with "tea cup" knobs.  One knob is missing its cap.  Rhythm/Solo, Bass & Treble switches.  All electronics are in perfect working condition.

Case:  Vintage hardshell case included.