Made famous as the original Beatles bass guitar, this is our beautiful 100% original 1959 Hofner 500/5. Selmer started importing Höfner's 500/5 bass in late 1958 and it instantly became the best bass available at the time in the UK. Many beat combos played one but this beautiful instrument is forever associated with The Beatles' original bass player, Stuart Sutcliffe.
This is a pre-owned instrument in an excellent condition considering it's almost 60 years old. The finish on the rear of this bass guitar's head stock has aged quite considerably, there is a few small aesthetic dings to the body and there is a scratch on the pick guard (see photographs).
- 1959 Single Cut Body
- 2 x Beatles Style Pickups
- Sunburst Finish
- 100% Original
- Rosewood fingerboard
|No. Of Strings||4|
|Body Construction||Semi/Hollow Body|