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
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Jazz
  • Soul
  • Rock

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
10 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
8 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
quality
sound

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.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
de Automatically translated (Show original)
deOriginal review (Show translation)
Unfortunately there was an error. Please try again later.
Total
features
quality
sound

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.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Show variations of this product
Höfner Vintage 500/1 62 Mersey
(10)
Höfner Vintage 500/1 62 Mersey
to the product
€2,090

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...

  • Limited: Single piece
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Top: Spruce
  • Soundboard: Maple, Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Body: Spruce
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Neck Width: 42,0 mm
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series
(303)
Harley Benton Beatbass VS Vintage Series

Electric Bass Hollow body, Body: Basswood, arched, Top: Flamed maple, Cream body bindings, Neck: Maple, set-in, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Roseacer, Dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, Scale: 775 mm,...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Maple,Plywood
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Back and Sides: Plywood
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickups: JJ
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Höfner H500/1-61-0 Beatles CavernBass
Höfner H500/1-61-0 Beatles CavernBass
to the product
€2,090

Beatles Cavern Bass "The original" Paul McCartney Cavern bass, Top made of selected German spruce, Body made of flamed maple, Maple-beech-maple neck with original "Fat Neck" neck dimensions,...

  • Limited: Single piece
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Case: Yes
Harley Benton Beatbass FL VS Vintage Series
(26)
Harley Benton Beatbass FL VS Vintage Series

Fretless electric bass Design: hollow body, Arched basswood body, Flamed maple top, Cream body binding, Set-in neck: maple, C neck profile, Fretboard: roseacer (thermally treated maple wood),...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Soundboard: Lime
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Back and Sides: Linden
  • Body: Basswood
  • Fretboard: Roseacer
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickups: HH
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Bag: No
Epiphone Viola Bass
(15)
Epiphone Viola Bass

Viola bass guitar Short-scale basses may have become a bit outdated, but if you love the sounds of the 60s, you'll have a hard job getting around avoiding them. For the Epiphone Viola Bass, the...

  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Top: Maple
  • Soundboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Body: Maple
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 20
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickups: HH
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
Höfner Vintage Mersey 500/1 62 Left
(2)
Höfner Vintage Mersey 500/1 62 Left
to the product
€2,290

Electric Bass Left hand model, The Beatles bass, Cover made of exquisite German spruce, Body made of maple, Two-piece maple neck with original 62 mm neck dimensions for sustain and pleasant...

  • Limited: Single piece
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Spruce, Maple
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Maple
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Neck Width: 42,0 mm
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Mechanics: Standard
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Case included: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 63 LH
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 63 LH
to the product
€3,090

Electric Bass Left hand model, Inspired by the McCartney bass, Top: Spruce, Bottom and sides: Flamed maple, 2-Piece neck: Flamed maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Black / White /...

  • Signature: Paul McCartney
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Spruce
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickups: HH
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Case included: Yes
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 61
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 61
to the product
€3,333

E-Bass Inspired by the McCartney bass, Top: Spruce, Back and sides: Flamed Maple, Three-piece neck: Flamed Maple, Fretboard: rosewood (Dalbergia Latifolia), Black / white / black binding on the top...

  • Signature: Paul McCartney
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Soundboard: Spruce
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickups: HH
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Case included: Yes
Höfner H500/1-61-0 Cavern Bass Left
Höfner H500/1-61-0 Cavern Bass Left
to the product
€2,290

Left-Handed Electric Bass "The Original" - Paul McCartney's Cavern Bass, Top made of selected German spruce wood, Body made of flamed maple, Maple-beech-maple neck with original "Fat Neck"...

  • Signature: Paul McCartney
  • Limited: Single piece
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Spruce
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Shortscale
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickups: HH
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Case included: Yes
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 61 LH
Höfner Violin Bass 500/1 Relic 61 LH
to the product
€3,333

Electric Bass Left hand model, Inspired by the McCartney bass, Top: Spruce, Bottom and sides: Flamed maple, Three-piece neck: Flamed maple, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Black / White...

  • Signature: Paul McCartney
  • Colour: Sunburst
  • Soundboard: Spruce
  • Body: Spruce
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Scale: Mediumscale
  • Pickup System: HH
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Elektronic: Passive
  • Pickups: HH
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Pickup system: HH
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Elektronics: Passive
  • Incl. Gigbag: No
  • Case included: Yes
B-Stock from €1,845 available
€2,090 £1,832.55
Free shipping incl. VAT

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Notice on CITES
This product contains materials subject to the CITES convention to protect endangered species. Read on
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-20
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
Online Guides
Bass Guitars
Bass Guitars
Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% UK VAT and are valid only whilst stocks last. Delivery to the UK costs 10 EUR (approx. £9), free shipping on orders above 149 EUR. Please click here for more on international delivery costs and times. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Recently Viewed
HoTone Ampero

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Modeling Dual DSP effect processor for up to 9 effects simultaneously, Support of additional (third-party) Impulse Responses (IR Loader) via HoTone Editor, USB Port for editing IRs/effects or using the Ampero as a USB...

to the product
€399
(9)
Recently Viewed
PRS MT 15 Amp

Amp Head for Electric Guitar Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge) Signature Model, 2 Channels: Clean and Gain, Power: 15 W - reducible to 7 W., Preamp tubes: 6x JJ EC83S, Power tubes: 2x JJ 6L6GCMS, Gain in the gain channel:...

to the product
€549
Recently Viewed
KRK RP5 RoKit G3 White Noise

Active Monitor  5" Glass aramid woofer, 1" Textile tweeter, 50 watts, Class A-B amplifier: LF30 Watt HF 20 Watt, Frequency range: 45 Hz - 35 kHz, Input: RCA, XLR and 6.3mm jack, Magnetically shielded, Auto Standby, Dimensions: 185 x...

to the product
€125
(2)
Recently Viewed
Fender Kingman Bass V2 JTB

Acoustic Bass California series, Type: Concert with cutaway, Top: Solid spruce, Back & sides: Mahogany, Scalloped X-bracing, Neck: Mahogany, Fretboard: Walnut, 20 Frets, Block fretboard inlays, Graph Tech NuBone saddle, Nut width: 38.1 mm, Scale: 770 mm, Open machine...

to the product
€525
Recently Viewed
Kala Journeyman U-Bass Matte Black

Acoustic-Electric U-bass Venetian cutaway, Mahogany top, Mahogany sides and back, Cream binding, Mahogany neck, Black walnut fretboard, 16 Nickel silver frets, Scale: 518 mm, Black walnut bridge, Plastic nut, Custom Black Diecast machine heads, Piezo pickup with UK-500B electronics,...

to the product
€294
(2)
Recently Viewed
Harley Benton Fusion-II HSH Roasted FBB

Electric Guitar Pro series, Comfort contour body, Matching headstock, Body: Mahogany, Top with flamed maple veneer, Bolt-on neck: Roasted Canadian hard maple, Neck profile: Modern C, Fretboard: Roasted Canadian hard maple, Dot fretboard inlays, 24 Medium jumbo stainless steel...

to the product
€398
Recently Viewed
ADJ Startec Rayzer

ADJ Startec Rayzer 2 Party effects in one device, Red, green and blue laser beams for effects in space, Appealing integrated shows with colour wash effects and laser patterns, RGB cluster (3-IN-1) with SMD LEDs for an intense, rich...

to the product
€178
(1)
Recently Viewed
the t.racks DSP 4x4 Mini

the t.racks DSP 4x4 Mini, ultra compact 4-channel DSP, inputs 4x 6.3 mm jack (balanced), ouputs 4x 6.3 mm jack (balanced), USB port for setup and programming, external power supply 12 V DC (positive on inside Contact), dimensions 160 x...

to the product
€76
Recently Viewed
tc electronic TC8210-DT

Reverb Plug-In with Desktop Remote Control 8 High-quality tc reverb algorithms: TC Reverb, Ambient, Room, Plate, Spring, Live, Club, Box, All important parameters directly accessible via remote control, Editable parameters: Colour, Modulation, Decay Time, Pre Delay, Early Reflections /...

to the product
€99
Recently Viewed
Revv G4 Distortion

Effect Pedal Distortion, The Red Channel 4 sound in pedal format, Gain "Monster" with tube amp-like distortion that can also cover old-school sounds, True bypass, Controls: Gain - Volume - Bass - Middle - Treble, Switch: Aggression (Red /...

to the product
€225
Recently Viewed
Hercules DJ Monitor 32

Active DJ Monitors Equipped with: 3" Woofer, Output power: 2 x 15W, Frequency response: 60 - 20,000 Hz, Integrated power supply, Right speaker with amplifier, left speaker passive, RCA audio input, Housing made of 6 mm MDF, Dimensions (H...

to the product
€77
Recently Viewed
tc electronic TC1210-DT

Plug-In with Desktop Remote Simulation of the well-known TC 1210 "Spatial Expander + Stereo Chorus / Flanger" as a plug-in, Exceptional and musical stereo modulation effects such as chorus, flanger, vibrato or stereo base broadening, 5-Level level meters for...

to the product
€149
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your email address.