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Hofner 500/5 President Bass Sunburst 1960s



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Body: Laminate maple/mahogany

Neck: Maple neck with a medium “C” profile, 1 5/8” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 7.25” radius, and dot inlays

Pickups/Hardware: Open-back tuners, two pickups (rated at 8.8 kOhms in the neck and 6.7 k in the bridge), independent volume and tone controls

Cosmetic Condition: The top is looking great for its age, with a handful of various dings, scratches and scuffs, located mostly near the edges. The back and sides show a fair amount of rash, as well as various dings, scratches, scuffs, and a bit of wear to the binding along the tail, but overall are in nice shape. The neck has a number of scratches, dings and dents, but still manages to feel decently smooth for the most part, while the headstock has a few finish chips, scuffs and scratches to be found. There is no quit in this vintage bass!

Playability: The strings are set-up nicely with medium action, and play well, but the neck would benefit from a reset.

Modifications/Repairs: Replaced bridge pickup (original in case)

Weight: 5lbs 6oz

Case: Original hardshell

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