Hofner 500/1 ’69, Roof Top, Violin Bass

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Hofner 500/1 ’69, Roof Top, Violin Bass

We are fortunate to have received a very rare Hofner Rooftop Bass, a replica of the bass used by Paul McCartney for their final show – held on the London Apple Corps Rooftop on 30 January 1969 – until police arrived.

While this model appears in Hofner price lists, there are very few of these basses currently in existence – this one was displayed at the 2022 summer NAMM show in Anaheim, California.  This example is the only one in Canada at this time.

Built in Hagenau, Germany by Hofner luthier Thomas Stühlein, this special edition bass reproduces McCartney’s 1963 500/1 left hand Violin Bass, with light aging reflecting the six years of use during Beatles shows and recording sessions. This aging includes light wear to the back finish, sometimes known as ‘buckle rash’ and un-trimmed Rotosound nylon tape wound strings. Also included and installed is a removable static-cling ‘BASSMAN’ sticker, looking like the one McCartney apparently took from a Fender Bassman shipping carton.

The original Hofner tweed case is included, containing the ‘Rooftop Bass’ certificate.

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Hofner 500/1 ’69, Roof Top, Violin Bass

We are fortunate to have received a very rare Hofner Rooftop Bass, a replica of the bass used by Paul McCartney for their final show – held on the London Apple Corps Rooftop on 30 January 1969 – until police arrived.

While this model appears in Hofner price lists, there are very few of these basses currently in existence – this one was displayed at the 2022 summer NAMM show in Anaheim, California.  This example is the only one in Canada at this time.

Built in Hagenau, Germany by Hofner luthier Thomas Stühlein, this special edition bass reproduces McCartney’s 1963 500/1 left hand Violin Bass, with light aging reflecting the six years of use during Beatles shows and recording sessions. This aging includes light wear to the back finish, sometimes known as ‘buckle rash’ and un-trimmed Rotosound nylon tape wound strings. Also included and installed is a removable static-cling ‘BASSMAN’ sticker, looking like the one McCartney apparently took from a Fender Bassman shipping carton.

The original Hofner tweed case is included, containing the ‘Rooftop Bass’ certificate.

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