Paul McCartney after being presented with Serial # 1 of Hofner's 500/1 50th Anniversary Model. That's Graham Stockley to the left of Paul and Clive Guthrie on the right, both of GNC Music Ltd, Hertfordshire UK. (Photo by kind permission of GNC Music.)
The 50th Anniversary Model is being produced by Hofner as a limited run of 150 basses to commemorate the 50 years over which the 500/1 Bass Guitar has been produced. It has been modelled on Paul's first Hofner "Cavern" 500/1 Bass, and features a solid carved spruce top. A certificate of authenticity comes with each bass.