Rare Hofner Limited Edition 1959 Reissue 500/1 Beatle Bass - #2 of 50

  • Brand: Hofner
  • Product Code: 1959 Reissue 500/1
  • Availability: Out Of Stock
  • Condition: Used - Excellent
  • $3,999.99

Ask About This Product

Sorry, this item is no longer available. We get new arrivals every day so keep checking guitarhangar.com for all the latest in new, used, and vintage instruments and gear!

With only 50 units ever made, this Hofner Limited Edition 1959 Reissue 500/1 bass is truly a rarity. Built to the original 1959 specs, this bass looks, feels, and sounds like the Hofner made famous by Paul McCartney in the early days of the Beatles. We contacted Hofner with the serial number of this bass to find out more information, and it turns out this bass is number 2 of only 50 ever made. 

Features include a Spruce top, fully hollow body with flamed Maple back and sides, Maple/Beech/Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard, Shadow vintage-style pickups, 2 vintage style volumes, 3-switches, trapeze tailpiece, and a white-black-white layered nut.  


  • Make: Hofner
  • Model: 1959 Reissue 500/1
  • Notes: Limited edition 2 of 50
  • Serial: J07072
  • Case: Original Hardshell
  • Spruce top
  • Maple back and sides
  • Fully hollow
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Shadow pickups
  • 2 volume, 3 switch


Excellent Condition; very clean with minimal wear from gentle use. Two small dings in the top, shown in pics. All electronics tested and working. This is a pre-owned instrument and there are minor signs of use. Please view the pictures carefully and consider them part of the description. 

Ask Product Question

Rare Hofner Limited Edition 1959 Reissue 500/1 Beatle Bass - #2 of 50