New Hofner 500/1-63-60TH-0 60th Anniversary Edition Violin Bass #63 (B-Stock), Comes with Hard Case and Free Shipping, Made in Germany


*This Hofner is a B-Stock due to a very small, under-the-finish, Blemish on the back, near the strap button (see photo and adjusted pricing)*

At Pittsburgh Guitars, we are proud to be an authorized Hofner Premium Dealer; and we have just acquired a brand new Hofner 500/1-63-60TH-0 60th Anniversary Violin Bass!  This bass is a faithful replica of the model that Paul McCartney owned and played; and only a very limited quantity is going to be available for this anniversary run.  The one shown here is #63 (see photo of back headstock).  Here’s an opportunity to own one of the most iconic basses modeled after Sir Paul’s.


Here is the description from Hofner:


The Violin Bass ’63 – 60th Anniversary takes its inspiration from a bass made around July and August of 1963 and, as far as is possible, is a close reproduction of that instrument.  This bass features Hollowbody construction made of beautifully flamed maple with a spruce top.  Two-piece maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.  Nut width 41 mm, scale length 762 mm. Authentic ’63 Style Sunburst Finish.


Including a Höfner Vintage strap, a Höfner case and some special ‘case candy’ … 


Featuring an individually numbered hand printed graphic designed art print signed by Klaus Voormann.

Each bass is supplied with one copy to match the serial number of the instrument. 

Below is a list of some features that are incorporated into this bass. 


  • Two piece neck
  • Two on a strip tuners
  • Pickguard raised higher than normal over body
  • Red fibre washer used on jack socket
  • Jack socket offset in relation to control panel
  • Pyramid chrome nickel flatwound strings with black silk windings
  • Treble pickup mounted close to bridge 

*Pittsburgh Guitars is an Authorized Hofner Premium Dealer

Original price was: $3,999.99.Current price is: $3,799.99.