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HOFNER 500/1 BEATLE BASS (1965-66)

HOFNER 500/1 BEATLE BASS (1965-66)
EC- except needs work (glue open headstock seam, clean electronics and hardware, reset neck and heat press fingerboard extension, dress frets, setup, etc. - sold AS-IS), sunburst finish with some gap fill of binding in front and back waist, spruce top with maple back and sides, white-bound body and fretboard, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, 22 frets, 2 staple-top pickups with wide trim rings, pearloid control plate and pickguard, 3-tone switches and 2 volume controls, gold insert knobs, ebony bridge with 4 inserts, short nickel tailpiece, replacement jack, replacement Schaller diecast tuners, raised plastic script logo, 1-5/8" nut width, ~30" scale, with OHSC (hole cut in top side to allow clearance for large tuner buttons, green lining)
55U-5080... - No longer available -
body-front (click)
front (click)
back (click)
body-back (click)
bridge-tailpiece (click)
case-open (click)
case (click)
controls (click)
fretboard (click)
headstock-back (click)
headstock-front (click)
heel (click)
pickups (click)


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