Hofner 500/1 Vintage '62 Ed Sullivan Show Limited Edition Bass

  • $1,800.00
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Summary: This Hofner Limited Edition 1962 Ed Sullivan Show Electric Violin Bass is based off the legendary performance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. That performance inspired so many musicians to pick up an instrument which is why Hofner decided to pay homage with this limited-edition tribute. This bass is based on the original 1962 Hofner model with a few special exceptions like gold hardware and an Ed Sullivan Show logo on the pickguard and on back of the headstock. Included with this bass is the original hardshell case, leather strap, catalog cutouts, hang tag, cleaning cloth, and other paperwork.

Body: Hollow, German Spruce top, European Flamed Maple back/sides.

Neck: Maple with a Rosewood fingerboard, 30” scale length, 1 5/8” nut width, 22 frets, pearl dot inlays.

Pickups/Hardware: Two Hofner humbucking pickups, individual controls for each pickup/on & off selector switches for each pickup and a solo/rhythm tone switch, Ebony bridge with movable metal saddles to adjust intonation, white button tuning keys, trapeze tailpiece.

Cosmetics: This bass is in excellent condition and shows very little signs of use. There are a few lines of finish checking on the top of the body. The binding shows a bit of separation at the joints and some of the finish has started to wear around the edges (See Photos Please). The back of the neck is clean and smooth, and the frets are in great shape.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this instrument with a new set of strings. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 4.8 lbs.

Case: This bass ships in the original hard-shell case, professionally packaged, and fully insured.