Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass Sunburst 1966

4-String Hollow Body Bass Guitar with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in Germany.
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Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass Sunburst 1966

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: U
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - .82" & 12th - .98"
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Details: Three-piece Maple/Mahogany/Maple neck with a bound Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays.
Electronics: Original Hofner pickups and electronics.
Pickup Measurements: Bridge: 7.51kΩ Neck: 7.76kΩ
Hardware: A, D, and G string tuners have been swapped for Gibson style tuners but all other hardware appears to be original.
Weight: 4lbs 7oz
Modifications/Repairs: -There is some glue residue and slight damage to the the finish around the neck joint suggesting that the neck has been reset. The neck joint is stable. -A clear plastic pickguard has been installed.
Case Details: Original case.
Cosmetic Condition: Bass is in good cosmetic condition with play wear and checking throughout. Also, the edge of the nut on the treble side has cracked off but the G string still stays in position and stays in tune.
Tech Notes: This 500/1 plays well with medium action. The truss rod has limited adjustability. The frets are small with moderate play wear. It is currently setup with flat wound strings in standard tuning.
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