Hofner Fab Gear Union Jack 500/1 Limited Edition Beatle Bass

Hofner_500_1_5001_Bass_Fab_gear_Union_Jack_Limited_Edition_Beatle_Bass_52342NEW - For Sir Paul McCartney’s historic live performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, Hofner built Paul McCartney a one-of-a-kind replica of his famous Hofner Beatle bass, with a special Union Jack flag finish pained on the top of the body. Paint artist Kevin Jennings was hired by the Hofner Custom Shop to create this one-off work of art. It was originally Jennings’ intent to finish the back of the body, the sides and the back of the neck in a deep transparent blue, but he ran out of time as Hofner needed to get the bass to McCartney in time for the concert date.

Subsequently, the bass that McCartney was given had a clear natural wood nitrocellulose lacquer finish on the back and sides. Jennings had only ever created one other Hofner Union Jack (for Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick) until now. Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear has teamed up with the Hofner Custom Shop and paint artist Kevin Jennings to offer the Hofner Fab Gear Union Jack 500/1 Limited Edition Model.

Built by the Hofner Custom Shop exclusively for Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear, all the specs are just like McCartney’s iconic Beatle bass that was built for him by Hofner in 1963, each bass is finished by paint artist Kevin Jennings exactly like the one he did for McCartney with the special Union Jack finish top, but with a transparent blue stain finish on the back and sides as originally intended for Sir Paul!

Painted in great detail, with deep red and blue transparent stain and finished in a nitrocellulose lacquer, each bass is literally a unique work of art! Each Hofner Fab Gear Union Jack 500/1 is hand numbered and comes with a Hofner deluxe tweed hardshell case, certificate of authenticity, Hofner warranty / paperwork and an autographed copy of Andy's book Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition!

ALSO AVAILABLE LEFT HANDED AS A SPECIAL ORDER. CONTACT US AT FAB GEAR FOR MORE DETAILS.

Stock Photos - Contact us for photos of the exact serial number you'll receive.

IN STOCK AND READY TO SHIP!

Includes free shipping in the continental USA, and free expert guitar setup!

 
Price: $4,495.00
 

SPECS

Body

  • Shape: Violin Bass
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Flame Maple
  • Sides: Flame Maple
  • Binding Top: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Back: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: None
  • Finish: Union Jack

Neck

  • Wood: Flame Maple
  • Construction: Two Piece
  • Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
  • Logo and Artwork: Script
  • Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At: 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 21mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 24mm
  • Heel Cap: White Pearl

 Fingerboard

  • Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30" / 76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Pearl Dots
  • Binding: None
  • Side Dots: None
  • Number of Frets: 22

Bridge

  • Material: Ebony
  • Type: Hofner Fretted

 Hardware

  • Tuners: Strip Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Neck Pickup : Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Tone Knobs: Gold top
  • Electronics: Hofner Pearl Panel
  • Strings: Hofner Flat Wound
  • Approximate Weight Kg: 2,1

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