Hofner Prototype ’63 reissue Beatle Bass Lefty with Centerblock H500/1-63-AR-O Lefty (Made in Germany)

Hofner_Violin_Beatle_Bass_5001_500_1_sunburst_748942NEW - This is one of only 3 prototype Beatle basses made at the Hofner factory in Germany with all of the specs of the 1963 reissue bass but with the cool spruce centerblock for added sustain!  This is a super rare bass with a lot of the cool features of Paul McCartney’s original lefty Beatle bass made for him in 1963. Fitted with vintage style hardware, pickups, electronics and flatwound strings or the fully authentic look and sound of the early 1960s. Comes with a Hofner deluxe hardshell case.



  • Instrument: Violin Bass
  • Model: H500/1-63-AR-O Lefty Prototype Made in Germany
  • Body Shape: Violin Bass
  • Wood Top: Spruce
  • Soundhole: None
  • Wood Back: Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple
  • Binding Top: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Back: Black / White / Black
  • Binding Sides: White
  • Centerblock: Spruce Centerblock


  • 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: 22mm
  • Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 26mm
  • 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


  • Tuners: Single Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Plastic
  • Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
  • Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top

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