The Höfner 500/1 is closely associated with Paul McCartney and the Beatles. Paul's use of this bass in the early '60s propelled Höfner sales and turned the 500/1 into an absolutely iconic instrument. When German-made Höfner 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. This 1968 model includes the higher output blade pickup style.
1968 500/1 | Höfner
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