OWNERS' REGISTER OF HOFNER ARCHTOP BASSES

- 500/3, 500/5, SENATOR BASS & PRESIDENT BASS MODELS

1a. HOFNER BASS GUITAR 500/3 (SELMER -DISTRIBUTED ONLY)

Serial No.

Approx. Date

Pickups

Finish

Owner

Location

File No.
           
           
149 1960 Toaster Brunette Jan Rudolf Pettersen Norway 345B
230 1960 Toaster Brunette Matt Weeks Hampshire, England 403B
512 1960 Toaster Brunette Santiago Azpilicueta Valencia, Spain 385B
701 1962/63 Type 510 Diamond Logo Blonde Alastair Artingstall East Yorkshire, England 387B
           


1b. HOFNER BASS GUITAR 500/3 (GENERAL MARKET)

Approx. Date

Finish

Pickups

Controls

Owner

Location

File No.
             
c1963 Brunette   1 x Vol; 1 x Tone Barry Seattle, USA 437B
c1963-65  Brunette Type 511B - Narrow Surround 1 x Vol; 1 x Tone Bruno Régnier Charente, France 420B
             
             
             

 


2a. HOFNER BASS GUITAR 500/5 (SELMER -DISTRIBUTED ONLY)

Serial No.

Approx. Date

Pickups

Finish

Owner

Location

File No.
138 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Brunette Kevin Benson York, England 385B
148 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Blonde Paul Biemann Wisconsin, USA 356B
158 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Brunette Robert Cann London, England 369B
266 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Brunette Kevin Benson York, England 383B
272 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Brunette Kevin Benson York, England 384B
328 1959   Blonde Rae South Australia 372B
410 1959 Black Bar - Plastic Covers Brunette Fran Festa Pennsylvania, USA 370B
565 1960 Toaster Blonde Bob Cocozza Florida, USA  
686 1960 Toaster   Paul    
690 1960 Toaster Blonde Robin Taylor East Yorkshire 386B
758 1960 Toaster Brunette Ron Clark British Columbia, Canada 406B
877 1960 Toaster Brunette Ariel Sternfine Israel 358B
953 1960 Toaster Brunette John Espinosa Sydney, Australia  
997 1960 Toaster Blonde Mark Ford The Philippines 410B
1024 1962 Type 510 - Diamond Logo Brunette Jason Williams Queensland, Australia 364B
1035 1962 Type 510 - Diamond Logo Brunette Terry McKnight Northern Ireland 387B
1064 1962 Type 510 - Diamond Logo Brunette Alastair Watson Scotland 365B
1074 1962 Type 510 - Diamond Logo Brunette Colin Croggon London, England 381B


2b. HOFNER BASS GUITAR 500/5 (GENERAL MARKET)

Approx. Date

Finish

Pickups

Controls

Owner

Location

File No.
1957 Blonde Black Bar - Rosewood Oval Console M. Kenny London, England 415B
1959 Blonde Black Bar - Plastic Covers Rectangular Console John Koeher Washington, USA 375B
1961/62 Brunette Type 510B "Diamond Logo" Rectangular Console Paolo Gialdi Mantova, Italy 413B
c1964/65 Brunette Type 511B "Staple" - Narrow Surrounds 2 x Vol; 2 x Tone Peter Burkhardt Munich, Germany 368B
c1966/67 Brunette Type 511B "Staple" - Wide Surrounds 2 x Vol; 2 x Tone Ken Grafton Ontario, Canada 376B
             


3. HOFNER SENATOR BASS GUITAR (SELMER-DISTRIBUTED)

Serial No.

Approx. Date

Pickups

Finish

Owner

Location

Register No.
786 1963 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Pete Jandrell Shropshire, England 352B
831 1963   Brunette Thomas Holmes East Sussex, England 359B
??? 1964   Brunette Alfred Turner UK 399B
1025 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Ian Simms Kent, England 200B
1104 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Jonathan Woolrich Surrey, England 368B
1273 1964 Non-original Brunette Graeme Bridge Cheshire, England 415B
1327 1964 Type 511 "Staple" Brunette Peter Bratherton Cheshire, England 407B
1335 1964   Brunette S. Deakin Perth Australia 366B
1369 1964     Richard Green Suffolk, England 241B
1381 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Dave Stratford Somerset, England 170B
1411 1964     Tony Parrott UK 418B
1439 1964   Brunette Kermarc Etienne France 417B
1469 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Rod Griggs Cambridgeshire, England 291B
1511 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Ian Hartley Manchester, England 227B
1512 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Pete Meredith Herefordshire, England 301B
1531 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Ian Hamilton Lincolnshire, England 410B
1536 1964   Brunette Al Wilson England 375B
1562 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Martin Plowright Manchester, England 343B
1634 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette John Muhlhaus Surrey, England 400B
1667 1964  

Brunette

Graham Steward Buenos Aires, Argentina 274B
1734 1964   Brunette Mr S. Lenton UK 319B
1805 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Basil Howson Staffordshire, England 422B
1807 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Terry Park County Durham, England 430B
1848 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette John Skibinsky Canada 424B
1964 1965   Brunette Len Kemp Essex, England 427B
1980 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette David Hartley Auckland, New Zealand 393B
2010 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Dave Birmingham, England 325B
2019 1965 Brunette Ilan Lukatch Tel Aviv, Israel 300B
2047 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Guy Leconte France 308B
2081 1965 Type 511 "Staple" -Wide Surround Brunette Alex McKinney Durham, England 330B
2091 1965   Brunette Marcello Melbourne, Australia 339B
2116 1965/66 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Keith Christian California, USA 281B
21?4 1965/66   Blonde Chris Briggs Manchester, England 379B
2173 1965/66 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Gary Kurzer Sydney, Australia 381B
2236 1966   Blonde John Rojo Australia 370B
2293 1966   Blonde George Lang Australia 351B



4. HOFNER PRESIDENT BASS GUITAR (SELMER-DISTRIBUTED)

Serial No.

Approx. Date

Pickups

Finish

Owner

Location

File No.
12 1963 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Paul King London, England 311B
25 1963   Blonde John Dwyer England 353B
32 1963 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Dee  Manchester, England 111B
54 1963   Brunette Ian Prangley Wiltshire, England 379B
101 1963 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Matt Armstrong (The Kaisers) Edinburgh, Scotland 092B
200 1964   Brunette Paul Berry Liverpool, England 335B
286 1964 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Jeremy Paul Carroll Oxfordshire, England 403B
300 1964 Type 511 "Satple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Bassman Liverpool England 378B
441 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Chris Birkbeck Illinois, USA 382B
444 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Narrow Surround Brunette Dave Pauwels Ontario, Canada 088B
497 1965 Type 511 "Staple" - Wide Surround Brunette Paul M Bowley Lancashire, England 396B
500 1965   Brunette Graham Carey Oxfordshire, England 342B

560

1966/67

  Brunette Rimi Pitman Brisbane, Australia 164B
Missing 1963-67   Refinished Blonde Enrico Di Pierro Italy 362B

 

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