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real 1960 Hofner Lefty exc cond; value?

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by WahmBoomAh, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    New York
    Hi bassmen .,
    I have acess to an exc cond heavily flamed back Hofner bass ...said to be 1960 ...looks like a beatle bass going from memory ...could take pics .
    no F holes ....what might it be worth ... Got Paul`s number ?
  2. Terry McInturff

    Terry McInturff 40th Anniversary of guitar building! Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2003
    Pittsboro NC
    I do not know the answer, but they are uncommon. I worked on my friend's 3 months ago. Great distinctive tone for sure!
  3. henry_the_horse

    henry_the_horse Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    Set it with short scale flatwound strings (Hofner, Thomastik, Pyramid). It is designed to sound like a doublebass, not like a modern bass, so forget sustaining notes. Because of the short scale, pitch accuracy at the attack stage of the sound is poor. Check if the controls, pickups and tuning gears still work and the tuning pegs are not broken or about to do it. Does it come with the pickguard and thermometer case?


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