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SOLD Hofner 500/2 Club Bass - Limited Edition - Made in Germany

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bassology, Oct 16, 2017.


  1. Bassology

    Bassology

    Feb 2, 2006
    East Van
    Price:
    1250
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    British Columbia
    Up for grab is a really nice German made Hofner. I acquired it not too long ago and I just love how it sound and play. Unfortunately, I just can't foresee using it for my currently project anytime soon, so I am letting it go to a better home. According to all the info I could gather, this is a limited edition 500/2 from mid 2000's. Unlike the standard models, this one comes with gold plated pickups/Schaller straplock buttons/tail piece and black control plates/knobs/pickguard. The condition of bass is excellent, considering it's 10+ years old. It has some light swirls and dings here and there, but none penetrating through the finish, easily an 8.5/10 in my opinion. Currently, the bass is strung with a brand new set of La Bella Beatle Flat. I will also include an old set of D'Addario rounds, just in case if you'd like to compare them. As expected, the bass is super light, balanced and really a pleasure to play on. It will come with its original lightweight aluminum flight case.

    Asking $1250 USD shipped lower 48 USA & Canada. PayPal Pls!
     

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  2. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    PMed!
     
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  3. Lovely! Great price too, GLTWS!
     
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  4. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    This is still haunting me... lol
     
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  5. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    Me too...
     
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  6. It's so sleek. Reminds me of a Steinway piano.
     
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  7. Bassology

    Bassology

    Feb 2, 2006
    East Van
    Sold, this one is going to Sweden. Buyer hesitation due to potential custom charges in Sweden, and was refunded in full. This black beauty is back on the market.

    Was all packed and ready to go.....
     

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  8. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    PMed again.
     
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  9. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If I could think of the things Fran may need, another Hofner would not be at the top of that list! :)
     
  10. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Truth, brother! ;-)
     
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  11. I love Hofner violin basses of course but am fond of the Club bass as well. Very nice example.
     
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  12. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    wow.....I have one and love it (though it's not a German made one).....great price....I've got the "cheaper" version which is just awesome.....wonder how much better the "real" one is like
     
  13. Bassology

    Bassology

    Feb 2, 2006
    East Van
    I think this kind of comparison can be subjective depending on person to person. Is a US made Fender that much better than its oversea counterparts?

    What I can tell you is that this bass plays and feels great, and if you'd like a Hofner with German made electronics, nitro finish, full hollow body and real metal hardware, you may not have any choice but to buy one that's made in Germany.
     
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  14. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Man, I can't get anything sold, and still pine for this one.... :-(
     
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  15. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    this is just way too tempting........Xmas is here, no $ for this......need to flip pedals
     
  16. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    I'll be taking it! :)
     
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  17. I figured it was only a matter of time. Congrats on this beautiful acquisition!
     
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  18. ScarfFace

    ScarfFace Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2014
    La Crosse WI
    Good, now I can stop obsessing
     
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