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Hofner Violin Bass

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Hofner Violin Bass – made in Germany

Circa 90’s. Serial No. 261665
Three tone sunburst finish
Horizontal logo
Blade pickups
Individual / rugby ball machine heads
Internally & externally original
Condition 9/10

The above instrument is a player’s dream come true. Excellent playability and deep tone yet with amazing clarity.  Minimal wear. This instrument caries many of the same characteristics and specifications as the Bass guitar played and favoured by Sir Paul McCartney of the Beatles.

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Rickenbecker 4001C64S MG

The classic Rickenbecker bass, famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass tone. A subtle elegant body with a definite air of rock stardom.

Serial No. 0618252
Production date: Yr 06 Mth 5

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Hofner 500/5 1959 – Original

Condition near museum quality (must be the world’s best)
Internally / Externally original
Small head stock, block head stock
Black rosewood pickups
Sunburst finish
Original German case (black + green felt lining)
This bass guitar is in perfect playable condition, excellent tone and feel, could play for hours on end.

This legendary bass guitar carries the exact detail specifications as the original instrument used by Stuart Sutcliffe (and occasionally upside down by Paul McCartney) during his time in the Beatles whilst in Germany.  Famously, Lennon insisted that Stuart spend the money of his first sold painting to buy a brand new brunette Hofner bass, hence, forcing his good friend to join his band.  This bass became the first bass ever used by the Beatles.  History was already being made.