Höfner Vintage 500/1 62 Mersey

Electric Bass

  • The Beatles bass
  • Top: Selected german spruce
  • Body made of maple
  • Two-piece maple neck with original '62 neck dimensions for sustain and comfortable playability
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 760 mm
  • Nut width: 42 mm
  • 2 Höfner H511B "staple humbucking" pickups
  • Höfner HA 2-B: Control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
  • Finish: Nitro lacquer finish
  • Colour: Antique brown sunburst
  • Incl. vintage case
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Further information

Colour Sunburst
Soundboard Maple, Spruce
Neck Maple
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale Shortscale
Pickups JJ
Elektronic Passive
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Bag No
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Just like the original!

Collin, 01.02.2014
I've had several Hofners through the years and a brand new one is amazing. All of the tone without the idiosyncrasies of a 50 year old instrument. I highly recommend this bass to anyone looking for that classic Beatles sound and look.
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An instrument for life

Beatles-Fan, 29.11.2009
For several months now, I am the owner of a Höfner 500/1 Beatles bass, an authentic replica of the 1962 model, which Paul McCartney played with the Beatles during his time and still plays live on stage.

Some will wonder whether this instrument is worth the extra charge, for example, compared to the Contemporary series by Höfner. I can anticipate: yes, without restriction!

The Höfner 500/1 Vintage 62 is excellently processed. Unfortunately this is not self-evident nowadays. Previously, I played for a few years on a cheap copy of a Beatles bass from Johnson and then I also saw a Höfner violin bass from the Contemporary series. According to Höfner, the Contemporay series is the contemporary version of the violin bass. In this case, unfortunately, Made in China also means what was clearly seen in the instrument.

Because of its 1962-neck dimensions, the 500/1 Vintage 62 is incredibly light and comfortable to play. Currently, I play the bass over a VOX T-25 amp and mostly just above the front of the two Staple Humbucking pickups. In the fingerstyle you can achieve an incredibly soft, deep and warm tone, which makes me absolutely satisfied as a demanding Beatles fan. A bit more rocky and groovy sounds, if one plays with the same setup in the plectrum style. The Treble sound on the rear pickup is a little habituation need and does not necessarily my taste.

Included are a matching vintage suitcase and a harness strap. The strap is a bit tricky, because it is not fastened at the front by a belt button but must be pulled under the neck and then lured to the other end by a leather strap.

Refined German spruce, elaborate nitro lacquering in antique brown sunburst, handmade (Made in Germany) make this instrument a real piece of jewelery, for me an instrument for life. Not least, Paul McCartney also plays his Höfner 500/1 Vintage 62 for more than 30 years.
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