Dating a hofner bass
Below are a few guidelines for dating a Hofner 500/1 violin bass.
Because of the practice of using up existing parts, these identifiers are not cast in stone.
There are a couple of places on the guitar where numbers can help you date the instrument. Place an inspection mirror in one F hole and a flashlight in the other.The new bass was light, playable and much more attractive than its primary American competitors, the Gibson Electric Bass and the Fender Precision Bass.