Hofner 500/1 Sunburst 1960s

4-String Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the UK.
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Hofner 500/1 Sunburst 1960s

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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
Body Details: Hollow body with maple back and sides and a spruce top.
Neck Material: Maple
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: C
Neck Thickness (IN): 1st - .89" & 12th - .95"
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
Nut Width: 1-9/16"
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Details: Maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays.
Electronics: Original Hofner pickups with independent volume pots, a rhythm/lead switch, and two on/off switches. The switches are original but the panel has been re-wired and the pots are not original.
Pickup Measurements: N/A
Hardware: Original Hofner tuners, nut, bridge, and tail-piece.
Weight: 4lbs 12oz
Modifications/Repairs: -Bass has been re-wired. -Non-original pots.
Case Details: Original Hardshell Case
Cosmetic Condition: The bass is in good cosmetic condition for it's age. It has light checking, dings, dents, and scratches throughout
Serial Number: 1116
Tech Notes: This 500/1 plays well with medium action. The frets are tall and show moderate play wear. It has been properly setup and intonated in standard tuning with flat-wound strings. Due to cosmetic appointments like the lacquered over "Hofner" logo , plastic strap buttons, and rounded heel, this bass is being dated between 1968 and 1971.
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