Hofner President Bass 1963 Sunburst

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  • $1,500$2,200

Though not nearly as iconic as the 500/1 Violin bass, the President bass was another Hofner-made instrument distributed by Selmer in the United Kingdom. Since European guitars and basses were much cheaper in the UK than American-made instruments, many notable British musicians got their start of Hofners. 

Years of Production: 1961 - 1972

Body Style: Semi-hollowbody

Wood Composition: Maple body, Spruce top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bound body, glued-in neck, two pickups, dot inlays, F-holes, four control knobs


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