Located in Portland



A 1969 500/1B "Beatle Bass" in Dark Sunburst finish.

This wonderful bass is in Good overall condition with lots of normal wear and tear for a vintage instrument but nothing egregious.  There is an old set list taped to the side of the upper left bout which we have left in place but is not shown in the pictures.  A couple of modifications to the electronics but the bass is otherwise all original.  Comes with an ATA Flight Case.


Original Hofner Tuners

1 5/8" Zero-Fret Nut

Maple Neck with 30" Scale Length

Neck Depth .89" at First Fret and .98" at Twelfth Fret

Rosewood Fingerboard with 9.5" Radius

22 Small Frets in Good Condition 

Maple Laminate Body with Well-Aged Sunburst Finish

2 Hofner Single-Coil Pickups with New CTS Pots

Bass Boost Circuit has been Disconnected

Original Bridge and Trapeze Tailpiece

Weight 5 lbs 6 oz

No Serial Number



Year : 1969
Model : 500/1B "Beatle Bass"
Finish : Sunburst
Case : ATA Flight Case
Weight : 5 lbs 6 oz
Condition : Good
Modifications : New Pots, Bass Boost Disconnected, Old Set List Taped to Side of Instrument