Fender 1980's era Jazz bass in Black finish, tortoise pickguard, rosewood fretboard with dots & white binding, white tone control knobs, 4-Bolt neck, 'S85xxxx' serial number. In very good but 'played' condition. Has surface scratches, but nothing through to wood. Frets are in very good shape.
The Hofner 500/1 is closely associated with Paul McCartney and the Beatles. Paul's use of this bass in the early '60s propelled Hofner sales and turned the 500/1 into an absolutely iconic instrument. When German-made Hofner instruments were distributed in the United Kingdom, they were given model names to go along with their model numbers, and the 500/1 was dubbed the Violin Bass. It is also commonly referred to as the Beatles Bass. This design has been imitated by a number of other makers since including Vox and Greco.
Select German spruce top, back, and sides
Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets
Scale: 30" (76cm)
Neck width at nut: 1-5/8" (42mm)
Machine heads: Hofner 61/73B (4 individual)
Hofner 72/20B ebony bridge with movable metal saddles for perfect intonation and string spacing
Hofner 62/30 trapeze brass tailpiece
Hofner 65/36-P floating pearl celluloid pickguard
2 Hofner 511B "Staple" humbucking pickups
Hofner A2-B control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, and rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
Unique Ivory White finish
Proof that blondes DO have more fun!
Here for your drool factor appreciation is a beautiful and hard to find Translucent Blonde 1973 Fender Precision Bass with maple fretless fretboard! This bass Plays. Like. Butter. This bass has great action, and is strung with black ribbon flat wounds. The fretboard was seemingly refinished, but looks to have been professionally done. Body has two small finish chips and has checking typical of this vintage of bass. Overall the finish is smooth and retains most of its original gloss. A second thumb rest was added on the bass side, but otherwise the hardware is all original and rust free. Electronics are all original. This vintage 73' P-bass comes with a new Fender Tolex hardshell case. Serial #391067