c1986 HOFNER MODEL 500/1 BASS GUITAR -
(JAPANESE MARKET "NEW SPECIAL" MODEL)
SERIAL No: 259326
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARLIE B, LONDON, ENGLAND.
BASS NOW OWNED BY PAUL JENKINS, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND:
(Japanese-made?) Type 511B "Staple" pickups with large surrounds,
the wide control console with teacup knobs and white slide switches,
the multi-layer pickguard without a Hofner logo, and the "long"
being a "re-issue", this bass still retains the "flush" heel and
single-piece neck of contemporary 500/1s. Note that there is no binding
on the neck though.
Note the raised plastic Hofner logo and the re-pro "catshead" open gear tuners.
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