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1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original
1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original

Serial Number: 00004050011

1965 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass Beatle Bass Original

Condition: Used


  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$3,499.99
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We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

We have 3 ways to finance:

Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
  • Klarna "as-low-as" 0% financing

To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.

SHIPPING

We put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices. After learning from shipping thousands of guitars, we have come up with a few shipping rules:

  1. We only ship instruments and amps with FedEx or UPS.
  2. All shipments (besides inexpensive accessories) are shipped with a signature required, no exceptions.  
  3. Instruments are packed so there is no movement in the outer box, and/or inside the case (this is the key!).
  4. Plenty of tape!
  5. Always have shipments on the truck the same (by 2pm ET) or next day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: Tracking numbers usually take 24 hours before they appear in FedEx/UPS/USPS systems.  All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your purchase leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.

RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason (simply just don’t like it, etc) 5 days from receipt of the item. This does not apply to international orders nor to instruments with custom modifications completed by our tech team per the customer's request (pickup change, strap button install, etc.) You will need to pay the return shipping cost and actual outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method.

If an item is damaged in shipping, we will always complete a return at $0 cost to you  (we will cover return shipping, and charge no restocking fee no matter the payment method, etc) AND/OR offer a partial refund to fully cover the issue. Please notify us within 48 hours of delivery if there are issues with your instrument. 

Please review our full return policy before purchasing.

Email us or call us at 315-447-3243

Text us at 315-907-4259

Make an appointment to visit our showroom


Replicated many times but never like the original, the Hofner 500/1 "Beatle Bass" is one of the most iconic basses on the planet. 

This is your chance to get a clean original bass that has already been gone through - it had a neck reset (common to these basses) by our local Syracuse pro tech Bob McBlain, and is setup extremely well. After playing this bass, you will wonder why you ever bought a re-issue!

The finish, pots, electronics, tuners... everything... its all original. The finish is somewhere between very good and excellent condition considering its age. This 500/1 has been well taken care of by a long term owner who knew instruments well.

Serial number 405, 40th week of 1965.

Extremely light 4lb 9oz! Comes with non-original Hofner reissue case.

Questions?

Call us at 315-447-3243

Text us at 315-907-4259

Or email us

Ish loves Hofner

We go beyond your typical guitar store. Each instrument is inspected at our in-house luthier shop before, during, and after its stay with us.

Testimonials

Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

Matthew, Music Man Cutlass