OWNERS' REGISTER OF HOFNER 500/1 "VIOLIN" BASS GUITARS

 

1. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - BLACK BAR PICKUPS

1955 to c1960

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1956 David Heslop South Australia   225
R/H 1956 Sean Cherico New Jersey, USA   536
R/H 1956/57 Torsten Myrgren Gävleborg County, Sweden   529
R/H 1956/57 Kenny Green UK   519
R/H 1956/57 Torsten Myrgren Sweden   454
R/H 1957 John Simmons Virginia, USA   021
R/H 1957 Phil Davies New South Wales, Australia 203 247
R/H 1957 Dave Heslop South Australia 216 226
R/H 1957/58 Dave Heslop South Australia 005 043
R/H 1958 Dino M. Colucci Massachusetts, USA   376
R/H 1958 Denny Innes Ohio, USA    011
R/H 1959 Matthew Bryant Brisbane, Australia   456
R/H  1959 Dave Heslop  South Australia   080 
R/H 1959 Giovanni Italy 151
R/H 1959 Colin Engel Cape Town, South Africa   175
R/H 1959 Henning Schreiber Denmark   177
R/H 1959 Matt Fisher Sussex, England   285
R/H   1960 Case van der Linden  California, USA 2116 (Van Wouw)   005
R/H 1960 Stu Melander Stockholm, Sweden 13001 331
           
           

 

2. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - "TOASTER" PICKUPS

1960 to early 1961

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H  1960  Dave Heslop   South Australia   084 
R/H 1960 Barry Frost Surrey, England   333
R/H 1960 Nick Wass Germany   447
R/H 1960 Sean Cherico New Jersey, USA   511

 

3. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - "CAVERN" PICKUPS

1961 to early 1962

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1960/61 Alfredo Scuderia Tokyo, Japan 415
R/H 1961 Randy Carbuhn Utah, USA 028
R/H 1961 Stephen Guntrip London, England 3298 (Van Wouw) 523
R/H   1961 Great Guitars Australia Queensland, Australia   103 
L/H  1961 Paul Aujla California, USA  3351 (Van Wouw) 019a
R/H 1961 Dieter Germany 3474 (Van Wouw) 408
R/H 1961 Roadrunner The Netherlands 3894 (Van Wouw) 321
R/H 1961 Wim Brouwers The Netherlands 3959 (Van Wouw) 248
R/H 1961 Trond Gudmestad Norway   453
R/H 1961 Jan B. Larsen Denmark 281
R/H   1961  Atsushi Yoshida  Japan 4072 (Van Wouw)  013 
R/H 1961 Jerrold Longdon Tennessee, USA   191
R/H 1961 Dave Heslop South Australia 259
R/H 1961 Alessandro Rossi Rimini, Italy   469
R/H Early 1962 CCC UK 341
R/H Early 1962 Ron Clark British Columbia, Canada   504
R/H Early 1962 Per Asplund Alberta, Canada Distributor's Date Stamp - 362 381
R/H 1963 (61to63 features) Greg Feo California, USA 249
R/H 1963 (61to63 features) Mike Phillips Vienna, Austria 314

 

4. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - TYPE 510B "DIAMOND LOGO" PICKUPS

c1962 to c1963

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1962 René Monsma Belgium 4506 (Van Wouw) 368
R/H 1962 Andrew Andrade Colorado, USA   020
R/H  1962   Craig Gemmell  New Zealand   124 
R/H 1962 Mats Mattsson Stockholm, Sweden   486
R/H 1962 Jorge Costa Portugal   352
R/H 1962 René Monsma Belgium 5253 (Van Wouw) 034
R/H   1962  Malcolm Weaver  Nottinghamshire, England   153 
R/H 1962 Jaap Nieveen The Netherlands 5486 (Van Wouw) 224
R/H 1962/3 Tony Capizzi New York, USA   336

 

5. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - TYPE 511B "STAPLE" PICKUPS

c1963 to c1967, & late 1990's

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1963 K. Fujimura Tokyo, Japan   494
R/H 1963 CG Italy 500 1 62 324
R/H 1963 Josh Bradshaw Chicago, USA   286
R/H 1963 Yves Bastide Languedoc-Roussillon, France 500 1 63 383
 R/H 1964  Paul Smith Nottinghamshire, England   061 
R/H 1964 Stani Veselinovic British Columbia, Canada   348
R/H 1964 Christopher Snow Indiana, USA   411
R/H 1964 Kasper Jensen Denmark   261
L/H 1964 Gerry Leddy Pennsylvania, USA   362
R/H 1964 Richard Sleeman Monmouthshire, Wales 141
R/H 1964 Dennis A. Jones Hampshire, England   412
R/H 1964 Neal Gibson-Barton Berkshire, England   199
R/H 1964 Igor Simas Minas Gerais, Brazil   221
R/H 1964 J. D. Lund Denmark   260
R/H 1964 Lisa Barter South Australia 076
R/H 1964 Stu Melander Stockholm, Sweden Distributor's Date Stamp -8 64 073
R/H 1964 John Snell California, USA 112
R/H 1964 J. Nieveen The Netherlands 147
R/H 1964 Ernst Boswinkel The Netherlands 7183 (Van Wouw) 470
R/H 1964 Peter Stakeberg Katrineholm, Sweden   269
R/H 1964/65 Marc Zimmermann Switzerland   373
R/H 1964/65 Robert Mallo Chicago, Illinois, USA   431
R/H 1964/65 Johan Rosén Sweden   475
  1965 Dieter Fraatz Germany   275
R/H 1965 Barry Fields Pennsylvania, USA   400
R/H 1965 Pellegrini Luca Milan, Italy 119
R/H 1965 Diane Lester Ontario, Canada 142
R/H 1965 Wayne Bush California, USA   467
R/H 1965 Stuart Nock Nottinghamshire, England 137
R/H 1965 Ken Heaton Ontario, Canada   358
R/H 1965 Apache Germany   535
R/H 1965 Hans Wagner Aarhus, Denmark   305
R/H 1965 Tom Derrico Georgia USA   428
R/H 1965 Chris Scruggs Tennessee, USA   320
R/H 1965 Thomas P. Lopez Arizona, USA

25457

322
R/H 1965 Keith Christian California, USA   439
R/H 1965 John Snell California, USA 113
R/H 1965 Yves Bastide Languedoc-Roussillon, France   399
L/H 1965 Jackie Kosmak Victoria, Australia   244
R/H c1965 Stefan Hoock Amsterdam, The Netherlands   017
R/H 1965 Reinhard Michel Germany   495
R/H 1965 Federico Crippa Milan, Italy   234
R/H 1965 Dan Nestor Minnesota, USA   303
R/H 1965/66 Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan   386
R/H 1965/66 Paul Smith Nottinghamshire, England 075
R/H 1965/66 Karpi Czech Republic 099
R/H 1965/66 Matthieu Rudant France 120
R/H 1965/66 Earl Crosbie Dublin, Ireland   426
R/H 1965/66 Antoine Vaccaro Switzerland

33153

371
R/H 1965 or 1966 Vito Casola Montreal Quebec, Canada   515
R/H 1966 Gary Boyd Texas, USA

25690

230
R/H 1966 Matt Round London, England 095
R/H 1966 Uli Dorenkamp NRW, Germany   417
R/H 1966 Erik Hillenga The Netherlands

8573 (Van Wouw)

258
R/H 1966 David Nielsen Denmark 157
R/H 1966 Art Battaglia New Jersey, USA

26848

404
R/H 1966 Ducros Pascal Haute Savoie, France

30121

184
R/H 1966 Brian Baker Victoria, Australia   297
R/H 1966 Dan Tackett California, USA   457
R/H 1966 Ed Holsapple Illinois, USA 30406 133
R/H 1966 Peter Frankenstein Stuttgart, Germany   340
R/H 1966 Matt Chowning Tennessee, USA 35907 134
R/H 1966 David Ferguson Alberta, Canada   480
R/H 1966 Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA   007
L/H 1966 Yoshikazu Tanaka Osaka, Japan   238
R/H 1966 Terry A. Carbetta Ohio, USA   302
R/H 1966 Tim Britton Iowa, USA   218
R/H 1966 Andy Weal Kent, England   509
R/H 1966 Tom Derrico Georgia, USA   427
L/H 1966 Leonard Clemente Utah, USA 102
L/H 1966 Joe Baiardi Texas USA   015
R/H 1966 George Miller British Columbia, Canada   194
R/H 1966 Francesco Fai Rome, Italy   018
R/H 1966 Michael Hüby Niederösterreich, Austria   026
R/H  1966   Monte Tourville  Washington State, USA    052
R/H 1966 Matthias Tolle Germany   332
R/H 1966/67 Barry Fields Pennsylvania, USA   487
R/H 1966/67 John Bochem Arizona, USA 35682 538
R/H 1966/67 William Kramer Illinois, USA 35813 448
R/H 1966/67 Carlos V. Guzman USA

35933

301
L/H 1966/67 Yoshikazu Tanaka Osaka, Japan

36008

239
R/H 1966/67 Doug Smart Kentucky, USA 36130 527
R/H 1966/67 Chema Rios A Coruña, Spain 105
R/H 1966/67 Steve Brandt Oregon, USA 110
R/H 1966/67 Mario J. Guenette Montreal, Canada   378
R/H 1966/67 Philippe C. Turbide Quebec, Canada 36867 433
R/H 1966/67 Chris Camilleri New York, USA 36909 539
R/H 1967 Samuel Kneubuehler Lucerne, Switzerland   330
 R/H 1967 Vito Romano Italy     069
R/H 1967 Judd Terrell South Carolina, USA 37037 482
R/H 1967 Terry Bridge British Columbia, Canada   220
           
L/H 1995 Norbert Boekhout The Netherlands 400907 419
R/H 1995 M. J. Hill Michigan, USA  400957 416
R/H 1996 Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan (Standard II Limited Issue) 400923 394
R/H 1996 Paul Straub California, USA (Standard II Limited Issue) 401010 343
R/H 1996/97 Orangeman California, USA (Standard II Limited Issue)   195
R/H 1997 Pavel Nepivoda Czech Republic (Standard II Limited Issue) 401078 337

 

 

6. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - TYPE 512B & 513B "BLADE" PICKUPS (Some Japanese-made "Staple" Pickups in Late 1980's/Early 1990's)

c1967 to the 1990's


Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1967 Sherod Crowell Nova Scotia, Canada 077
R/H 1967 Dennis Tessier Washington, USA

100

432
R/H 1967 Juergen Hornung Hessen, Germany   403
L/H 1967 Brad Bailey Florida, USA 143
R/H 1967 Antonio Ongarello Padova, Italy 148
R/H 1967 Ron Stupart Ontario, Canada   444
R/H 1967 John Snell California, USA 114
R/H 1967 Steve Brandt Washington/Oregon, USA 115
R/H 1967 Carl Jennings Ontario, Canada   200
R/H 1967 James Alfaro New York, USA   205
R/H 1967 David Wirth California, USA   206
R/H 1967 David Michiels Louisiana, USA 41146 128
R/H 1967 Bernd Kroll Dortmund, Germany 123
R/H 1967 Mike Clark Ohio, USA   451
R/H 1967 David Gordon California, USA

140

295
R/H 1967 Mick Orton California, USA   459
R/H 1967 Curtis Fish Tennessee, USA

41699

406
R/H 1967 Carlos Gonzalez Arizmendi Mexico   168
R/H 1967 Tommy 100 South Africa   193
R/H 1967 Ger ten Velden Belgium   473
R/H 1967 Duane Vallejos California, USA 42535 508
R/H 1967 Guillaume Anfray Chantilly, France   476
R/H 1967 Tom Neves     211
R/H 1967 Daune Vallejos California, USA   274
R/H 1967 Yves Bastide Languedoc-Roussillon, France   384
R/H 1967 Josemaria Marrero Madrid, Spain   280
R/H 1967 Bob Fonseca Texas, USA   375
R/H 1967 Oscar Decker Texas, USA 52039 493
R/H 1967 Eric Rosie Pennsylvania, USA   250
R/H 1967 Sebastiano Scittarelli Frosinone, Italy   351
R/H 1967 Larry Wilkes Ontario, Canada 101
R/H 1967 Stefan Löfgren Sweden  (500/1B Version) 467 (Hagstrom) 443B
R/H 1967 Stuart Cooke UK   (500/1B Version) 094B
R/H 1967 Tony Vincent Portugal   (500/1B Version) 268B
 R/H 1967   Graham Taylor UK    051 
R/H 1967 Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA   513
R/H 1967 Jörgen Bergström Sweden   290
R/H 1967 Mike Geisler Florida, USA   192
R/H 1967 Gordon Broadley Somerset, UK 056
R/H 1967 Ben Fogletto Jr. New Jersey, USA   014
R/H 1967 Graham Forsaith Sydney, Australia   222
R/H 1967 Larry Hines USA 088
R/H 1967 Gordon Broadley Somerset, England 064
R/H 1967 Ben Fogletto Jr New Jersey, USA 129
R/H 1967 Robert Forsyth Ontario, Canada 068
L/H 1967 Vincent Sanseverino Italy 130
R/H 1967 Dana Koch Saskatchewan, Canada   424
R/H 1967 Duane Vallejos California, USA   282
R/H 1967/68 Mr Mustard New Jersey, USA 59308 345
R/H 1967/69 Fletcher Terry Tennessee, USA   446
R/H 1967/68 Colin Healy Tipperary, Ireland   306
R/H 1967/69 Jose Ruiz Puerto Rico   366
R/H 1967-69 John Allen Florida, USA   023
R/H 1967-69 Phillip Arena Western Australia (500/1B Version) 048B
R/H 1967-70 Bill Weiss Idaho, USA (500/1B Version)   455
R/H 1967-70 Phil Coudrai New Jersey, USA (Fretless Bass?) 085
R/H 1967-70 Omar El Kammar Cairo, Egypt (500/1M Version)   294M
R/H 1967-70 Tomas Peralta Germany   503
R/H 1967-71 Robert Quilao Manila, The Philippines   477
R/H 1968 Michael Bourne Illinois, USA 59587 445
R/H 1968 John Ross Arkansas, USA

64034

231
R/H 1968 George Manuel Louisiana, USA

64164

 
R/H 1968 Michael Jankowski Arizona, USA

 

078
R/H 1968 Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA 64236 274
R/H 1968? Claes Akerlund Sweden  (500/1M Version )   030M
R/H 1968 Frank McDermott Ohio, USA 70280 140
R/H 1968 Andries van der Walt Western Cape, South Africa (500/1M Version)   354M
R/H 1968 Jesper O Denmark (500/1M Version)   263M
R/H 1968 Michael Kechagias Greece 063
R/H 1968       421
R/H 1968 Sebastian Maharg Bravo Madrid, Spain0 7825 132
R/H 1968 Dieter Serowy Germany   165
R/H 1968 Hank Gibson California, USA (500/1M Version)   160M
R/H 1968 Jean-Daniel Favrod-Coune Vaud, Switzerland   392
R/H 1968 Dan Gerstenlauer Virginia, USA 163 344
R/H 1968 Wim Betz Belgium   410
R/H 1969 Silvano Coral The Netherlands 3320 284
R/H 1969 Tom Derrico Georgia, USA   430
L/H 1970 George Fryer California, USA 271 525
R/H 1970 Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA 623 008
R/H 1969/71 Martin Jelen Slovenia   036
R/H 1969/73 Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan   387
L/H 1970 Glenn Williams Ohio, USA 637 510
R/H 1970 Andy Adams Lincolnshire, England 096
R/H 1970 Janos Kustos Hungary   530
R/H 1970 Helen Feyh New York, USA   196
R/H 1970 Jens Hofman Denmark 107
R/H 1970 Will's Guitars The Netherlands 8900 (Van Wouw) 066
R/H 1970 Daniel Kearns Dublin, Ireland   277
R/H 1970 Keith Ontario, Canada   273
R/H 1970 Ben Ho Hong Kong, China 081
R/H 1970 Glenn Kerestes Manitoba, Canada   038
R/H 1970 Jürgen Reicherseder Germany   506
R/H 1970 Guitar Hound Texas, USA   252
R/H 1970/71 Kevin O'Brien Ontario, Canada   287
R/H 1970/71 Giorgio Cretara Cagliari, Italy 146
R/H 1970/71 Knut Uller Norway (Three Rotary Controls)   398
R/H c1970 Katou Hidekazu Japan   256
R/H 1971 Robert Wolfrum Germany (500/1M Version)   317
R/H c1971 Arne Kopp Sweden (500/1B Version)   537B
R/H c1971 Mike Masuda California, USA   032
R/H c1971 Georges Moya France  (Three Rotary Controls + Selector Switch)   346
R/H c1971 Yves Bastide Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Three Rotary Controls + Selector Switch)   385
R/H c1973 Bill Wagner Pennsylvania, USA   278
R/H 1973 Jan Cornelissen The Netherlands (500/1B Version)   039B
R/H 1973 Andrew Ulle Ohio, USA   166
R/H 1973 Roy J. Soesbee II N. Carolina, USA 092
R/H 1973 Blaine Fergerstrom Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2694

251
R/H 1973 Jacques Evers Holland

?786 (Van Wouw?)

182
R/H 1973 Jamie Soesbee North Carolina, USA   380
R/H 1973/74 Eric Lawson Shropshire, England   520
L/H 1973/74 Pete Shields Australia 050
L/H 1973/74 Yoshikazu Tanaka Osaka, Japan   240
R/H Early/Mid 1970's Jerry Smith Oklahoma, USA

13135

047
L/H 1974 William Woolery New York, USA   496
R/H c1974 Ed Woods Brisbane, Australia 11329 087
R/H Mid 1970's Terry Hughes England 300
L/H Mid 1970's Michael Hipsley Florida, USA 13278 203
L/H Mid 1970's John Shields British Columbia, Canada 9552 452
R/H Mid 1970's Tim Britton Iowa, USA 11168 183
R/H Mid 1970's Danny Handley Lancashire, England 223
R/H Mid 1970's Joel Pellegrini Nice, France 292
R/H Mid 1970's Dominique Lorin France 422
R/H Mid 1970's Joseph M. Stephens, Sr. Delaware, USA 171
L/H 1977 Lenie Colacino New Jersey, USA   016
R/H c1977/78 Mike Manetz Florida, USA 10305 350
R/H Late 1970's Samuel Curcio New Jersey, USA 11341 180
R/H Late 1970's Michael Gallant California, USA 11367 009
R/H Late 1970's Audoux Guy France 090
R/H Late 1970's Gary Cleaver Wiltshire, England   379
R/H Late1970's Brian Morton Ontario, Canada 121
R/H Late 1970's Kevin Banks Ontario, Canada

11377

338
R/H Late 1970's Steve Hong Tan Malaysia   413
R/H Late 1970's Tomas Cupas-Mèdica Panama City, Republic of Panama   217
R/H Late 1970's Joe Deghi Oklahoma, USA (500/1M Version)   335
L/H Late 1970's John Martin Sain New Jersey, USA   213
R/H Late 1970's Peter Kroon Switzerland

0818

434
R/H Late 1970's Duggie Down, Northern Ireland, UK   524
R/H Late 1970's Danny Guspie Canada 125
R/H Late 1970's Phil Cavanaugh Maine, USA 11460 233
R/H Late 1970's Patrick McGuire Texas, USA 11492 062
R/H Late 1970's James Ricks Illinois, USA 11527 465
R/H Late 1970's The Karl Höfner Company Hagenau, Germany   360
R/H Late 1970's David Sikes California, USA 11572 079
R/H Late 1970's Ron Davidson North Carolina, USA

11598

266
R/H Late 1970's Tommy Godbold North Carolina, USA 091
R/H Late 1970's Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan   388
R/H c1979 J. Stu Powley Texas USA 11692 356
R/H c1979 Ted Orwiler Washington State, USA 11733 138
R/H c1979 Thomas P. Lopez Arizona, USA 11874 325
R/H c1980 Andrew Lyon East Renfrewshire, Scotland   214
R/H Early 1980's John Nickdow New York, USA 38124 458
R/H Early 1980's Lauro Meller Belo Horizonte, Brazil 7210 155
R/H Early 1980's Simon Kesselman England 072
R/H Early 1980's François Doyon Quebec, Canada   395
L/H Early 1980's Felix Störzer Dusseldorf, Germany   245
R/H Early 1980's Robert Dreher Illinois, USA   264
L/H 1982 Geir Wikran Norway   167
R/H 1984 Mike Silay Pennsylvania, USA (64-- 84 Model)  27032 065
R/H 1984 Patrick Smith Illinois, USA (64-84 Model) 27110 450
R/H 1984 John Nickdow New York, USA (64-84 Model) 38124 478
R/H c1985 Pascal Reiser Switzerland   044
R/H 1980's Tony England Spain   045
L/H Mid 1980's Craig Reid Toronto/Ontario, Canada 13686

181

R/H 1984-85 Mike Phillips Vienna, Austria  (Part-Japanese Specification) 259082

189

R/H c1987 Bill Gee Toronto, Canada 216771 405
L/H c1987 Richard Thompson West Sussex, England 216780 514
L/H c1987 Chris Brown Bedfordshire, England 216787 163
R/H c1987 Kato Hidekazu Japan 216807 257
R/H c1987 Timo Pasanen Finland 216907 227
R/H c1987-88 Francisco Cal Minas Gerais, Brazil 216971 528
R/H c1988 Fabio Scardigli Italy  (Japanese-made "Staple" pickups fitted) 260713 033
R/H c1988 Bizollon France 260753 207
R/H c1988 Harry Elzendoorn Zele, Belgium 136
R/H c1988 Andrew Whiteley Hampshire, England  (Japanese-made "Staple" pickups fitted)  260962 483a
R/H c1988 Raimund Ekholt Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (Japanese-made "Staple" pickups fitted) 

260965

363
R/H c1988 Mike Knowler Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

260981

429
R/H c1988 Roberto Brambilla Italy

260991

176
R/H c1989 Xavier P France 055
R/H c1989 Thomas P. Lopez Arizona, USA 326
R/H 1989/90 Martin Berka Finland 353
R/H 1990 John Kirkland Fife, Scotland  (Part-Japanese Specification) 261702 309
L/H 1991 Brian Price Tennessee, USA 024
R/H 1992 Sergio Nunes Porto, Portugal  261421 031
R/H 1992 Victor P. Martins Lisbon, Portugal 261434 359
R/H 1992 Ian Edwards Vancouver, Canada 261548 488
R/H 1992 Juergen Haus Germany 261565 215
R/H 1992 Roxanne McCart Ontario, Canada 261573 436
R/H 1993 David Calderon Vancouver, B.C., Canada 261653 022a
R/H 1993 Edmond Hum Ontario, Canada 261664 474
R/H 1993 John Espinosa Sydney, Australia 261665 135
R/H 1993 Wolfram Jaschke Germany 401807 308
R/H 1993 Stéphane Edy Brittany, France   (Japanese-made "Staple" pickups fitted) 400322 254
R/H 1993 Santiago Casares Spain 400348 106
R/H 1993 Kato Hidekazu Japan 400355 255
R/H 1994 Andreas Stiehler Bavaria, Germany 400369 435
R/H 1994 Trevor Roberts Toronto, Canada 400416 299
R/H 1994 Richard Davidson County Down, Northern Ireland, UK 400457 098
R/H 1994 Michael Brown Pennsylvania, USA 400469 093
R/H 1994 Laszlo Torok Las Palmas, Spain 400475 202
R/H 1994 Michel Bartelink The Netherlands 400478 438
R/H 1995 Richard Lampron Ontario, Canada 400618 265
R/H 1995 Ian Chambers Cumbria, England 400633 449
R/H  1995  Kenny O'Reilly  Indiana, USA 400706   089
R/H 1996 Luud Gorissen The Netherlands 272

 

 

7. HOFNER 500/1BASS - JAPANESE MARKET

Hand

Approx Date

Version

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1984-85 "New Special" model Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan 259115 389
R/H c1986 "New Special" model  Paul Jenkins Gloucestershire, England

259326

R/H 1987 Hofner-Greco VB165 Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan

261931

390
R/H 1995 40th Anniversary Type I Kato Hidekazu Saiama, Japan

None

393
R/H 1996 Vintage 58 Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan

402133

391
R/H 1999 Marketed as "Beatles Bass" (Modified Vintage 58?) Kato Hidekazu Saitama, Japan

402579

396

 

 

8. HOFNER 500/1BASS - ASSEMBLED FROM HOFNER FACTORY KITS

Hand

Approx Date

Finish

Pickup Type

Owner

Location

File #

R/H c1984 Natural Body & Neck Type 513 "Blade" Mike Upchurch North Carolina, USA  
R/H Late 1980's Ebony Stain Body/Natural Neck Type 511 "Staple" Mike August Virginia, USA 208

 


9. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EARLY RE-ISSUES (GERMAN MADE)

Hand

Approx Date

Version

Owner

Location

Body Date Serial # 

File #

R/H 1994 Music Ground Cavern Ron Cascisa 2
R/H 1994 Music Ground Cavern Kevin Trine Michigan, USA 12/10/93 6 054
R/H  1994 Music Ground Cavern Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA 36  
L/H 1994/95 Music Ground Cavern Jeff Schofield Bedfordshire, England   100 188
R/H c1994/96 Music Ground Cavern Dave Takis Georgia, USA ("12/400" printed on tags)   369
R/H 1994/1999 Music Ground Cavern René Monsma Belgium   300 423
R/H c1995/96 Music Ground Cavern Gary Pearson Lancashire, England     522
L/H 1995 Music Ground Cavern Yoshikazu Tanaka Osaka, Japan   354 237
R/H 1995 MG 20/40 Anniversary Bob Fonseca USA   45 270
L/H 1995 MG 20/40 Anniversary Yoshikazu Tanaka Osaka, Japan   149 241
R/H 1995-96 40th Anniversary Jesse Rodriguez California, USA   401 492
R/H 1996-97 MG 20/40 Anniversary Jeremy Davis Oklahoma, USA   284 485
R/H 1996-97 M/G 20/40 Anniversary Larry Nemec Wisconsin, USA   308 498
R/H 1996 '63 Re-Issue Kevin Fitzsimons Oxfordshire, England   604102 497
R/H 1996 '63 Re-Issue Thomas F Stockholm, Sweden   611254 242
R/H 1990's '63 Re-Issue Hannes Greinke Spain   374
R/H 1990's '63 Re-Issue David Blair Virginia, USA     499
R/H c2000 '63 Re-Issue Kato Hidekazu Saiama, Japan  
R/H 2001  Music Ground Cavern John Espinosa Sydney, Australia 06/04/2001 374  
 R/H 2002   '62 Re-Issue Martin Jelen  Slovenia C04081   216
R/H 2002 '63 Re-Issue Eduardo Capdeville Mexico City, Mexico   C10022 471
 R/H 2006  '62 Re-Issue (1-piece back) Kari Ahokas  Finland G03291   304
L/H 2007 '63 Re-Issue Norbert Boekhout The Netherlands   H02143 420
 R/H  2011  '62 Re-Issue Ivan Houdemer  Corsica, France  M11168  355


10. HOFNER 500/1BASS - EUROPEAN/US MARKET - INSUFFICIENT DETAIL TO ALLOW ACCURATE DATING

Hand

Approx Date

Owner

Location

Serial # (If Any)

File #

R/H 1964-70? Robert G. Kramer Michigan, USA   006
           
           
           
           
           

 


 

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