SOLD Rare Hofner Limited Edition 500/1 Vintage '59 Beatle Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by SlithMan, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. SlithMan


    Oct 23, 2017
    New York
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    Hey all, this was my fathers bass, from what I have gathered there were only 50 of these reissues made in this configuration. If anyone else has any info please shoot me a message. All reasonable offers will be considered, best offer gets it.

    With only 50 units ever made, this Hofner Limited Edition 1959 Reissue 500/1 bass is truly a rarity. Built to the original 1959 specs, this bass looks, feels, and sounds like the Hofner made famous by Paul McCartney in the early days of the Beatles.

    Features include a Spruce top, fully hollow body with flamed Maple back and sides, Maple/Beech/Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, Shadow vintage-style pickups, 2 vintage style volumes, 3-switches, trapeze tailpiece, and a white-black-white layered nut.


    Make: Hofner
    Model: 1959 Reissue 500/1
    Notes: Limited edition 24 of 50
    Case: Original Hardshell
    Spruce top
    Maple back and sides
    Fully hollow
    Maple neck
    Rosewood fretboard
    Shadow pickups
    2 volume, 3 switch


    Excellent Condition; Clean with minor wear from normal gentle use. Two small dings in the top, shown in pics. All electronics tested and working. This is a pre-owned instrument and there are minor signs of use. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description. Comes with Case, neck wrench, owners manual and leather strap.

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    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
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  2. smurfco

    smurfco Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Norwalk, CT
    Now that is COOL!