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SOLD Hofner 500/1 Gold Label "Berlin" Bass (Spruce Top Madrone Burl Sides & Back) w/ Case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassCanadabass, May 29, 2018.

  1. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    From the Hofner website:

    For those seeking something special, out of the ordinary, different, beautiful then our Gold Label guitars and basses are for you.

    Gold Label instruments are either individual pieces or very small runs, usually of no more than six pieces. We create Gold Label guitars and basses using special woods or paint finishes. This includes special finish control panels, non-standard knobs, vintage style pickups and more.

    They are exceptional instruments, all hand made in the workshops at Hagenau, Germany, by our master craftsmen. Some might say they are works of art.

    All pics are of my bass. Never heard of madrone wood before I saw this instrument, although some very upscale luthiers like Fodera seem to be using it. Comes with all the included case candy and the original Hofner tweed hardcase.

    Here's another one (with factory blemishes) going for $3637 + $260 shipping (CAD):


    The Gold Labels sell new here in Toronto at the 12th fret for $3800 CAD, and this one is a particularly wicked wood/finish combo.

    Looking for $2200 USD ($2800 CAD) or best offer, will entertain trades & partial trades (+/- cash, especially for an Evil Twin DI or vintage bass)

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    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  2. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    No offers from talkbass yet, anybody interested? I'm open to trades
  3. MaccaMan1964

    MaccaMan1964 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Moved to Miami
    Love the woods! I have a 2012 USA Fender Jazz in black with maple neck...any interest? Of course, $$$ to you ....
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  4. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
  5. Catmandoo


    Mar 3, 2018
    Nova Scotia
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  6. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
  7. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Last call before I trade it next week!
  8. bassCanadabass

    bassCanadabass Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    Traded to Catmandoo for a tasty Roscoe, thanks Talkbass!
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  9. James Collins

    James Collins

    Mar 25, 2017
    Augusta, GA
    I'm so glad to see this go so my pocketbook can remain safe!
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