Hofner Presidential 500/5 Sunburst 1959

This dual pickup hollowbody bass is often referred to as the "original Beatle Bass" being that it was used by Stu Sutcliffe in the band before Paul McCartney took over the role of bass player and employed the 500/1 Violin Bass. The 500/5 bass remained largely unchanged through its short production life, though you can very rarely find a 22-fret model as opposed to the more common 21 frets.

Years of Production: 1959 - 1963

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