Hofner 500/1M Sunburst 1960s

4-String Hollow Body Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in Germany.
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Hofner 500/1M Sunburst 1960s

Vintage
  • $2,195.00
UNAVAILABLE

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: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "U" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .88" (1st fret), .98" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 12.00"
Nut Width: 1-1/2"
Scale Length: 30"
Neck Details: Maple neck with bound rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, zero fret, and headstock truss rod adjustment
Electronics: Original Hofner pickups and electronics, with 2-way pickup selector switch, passive master volume and tone controls, and active preamp with on/off switch, 2 slider switches and mid-frequency knob. The 9 volt battery snap has been replaced.
Pickup Measurements: 9.9k (neck), 9.5k (bridge)
Hardware: Original
Weight: 5lbs 4oz
Modifications/Repairs: The battery snap has been replaced.
Case Details: Original hardshell case. The main latch is secure, however the two clasps do not work as the case trim has separated in many spots. The handle is also missing.
Cosmetic Condition: The bass has aged nicely, with light finish scratches and other small blemishes on the glossy finish. There are some small finish chips and dents on the top of the bass bout, and near the output jack.
Tech Notes: The bass plays well with moderately low action and mild neck relief, and is currently strung with flatwound strings. The truss rod has limited adjustability. The frets are medium height with minor wear. The style of the built-in electronics dates this bass to the mid- to late 1960s.
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