Years of Production: 1959 - 1979
Unique to this Era: Starting in late '69, Gibson used a slotted style headstock on the EB-0.
Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody
Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Mahogany neck, Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Humbucker pickup, 30 1/2-inch scale length, dot inlays, slotted headstock
Finish Specifications: Cherry Red was the only standard finish offered on the EB-0 until 1971.
Notable Players: Jack Bruce, David Knights, Mike Watt
$ 1,200.00The 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.
This VINTAGE instrument from the 1970's has some significant finish cracking, but it is in otherwise great condition. New hardshell case included.
This is a USED bass being sold in 'Very Good' condition. There are some small finish marks and scratches on this instrument.