SOLD - SORRY!!
Circa 1984 Hofner 500/1 “Beatle Bass” made from a "Made in West Germany" Hofner kit, extremely rare instrument, these owner-assembled kits were only sold for two years by Hofner. It has a beautiful natural finish, w. period case. Comes with Letter of Authenticity and a Vintage Guitar Magazine article by George Gruhn discussing THIS PARTICULAR BASS! Brand new set of La Bella flat wounds strings on it, the same as Paul McCartney uses. WAS Asking $2,200, NOW $2,000 with hardshell case.
Frankly, I don't care if I sell this, as I can easily see myself playing it as I get older, rather than my vintage, heavy Fender Jazz bass.
This guitar is special for a few reasons. First, it plays so beautifully! I played around 25 Les Pauls at a mammoth guitar show over 2 days, so I had to get a hotel room to play them all. THIS one stood tall above all the others. Secondly, it is truly beautiful. Most Les Pauls, to me, have a "harsher" red sunburst color. I like the way Gibson recreated the look of the 1959 Pauls this one is modeled after. Third, this guitar is very collectable and will increase in value over the years, unlike others.
In the bottom of this rack-
Crown Micro-Tech 1200 amp, 320 W @8 ohms stereo, 1200 W @ 1 ohm mono. Only flaw is the front grill is loose. I hold it on with black tape. Works great for mains! I paid $795 for this heavy duty pro amp. It's a hoss! NEVER had a problem with it. $250-OBO
I think the person who assembled this kit hired a pro-furniture finisher to do the finish, it's that good!
MUSIC EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENTS FOR SALE: CASH OR PAYPAL ONLY !
Gibson Les Paul Heritage Series Standard 80 Elite w. OHSC, All original ! Tim Shaw pickups and beautiful sunburst finish. This is the Elite model, which has a 1-piece mahogany neck (not the 3-piece neck that the Heritage Standard 80's have), the ebony fretboard (not the rosewood on the Standard) and has the '59 profile. The Elite also has a quilted, book-matched maple top. This is a collectible model. Do not confuse Heritage Series with "Heritage sunburst," etc. Do your research on these before calling, please. Maybe start here: http://www.vintageandrare.com/blog/2012/04/gibson-les-paul-heritage-series-standard-80-model-information/WAS Asking $4,900, a realistic price.
NOW $4, 700
PHONE MIKE UPCHURCH AT 252-474-3990 FOR MORE INFO
Its biggest flaw: I hung this from a garden tool rubber coated u- hanger. It reacted with the neck's finish, not the wood. It might be repairable, but didn't bother me as much as my stupidity.
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Large spool of 4- 50’ 16/2 speaker wires with¼” plugs, 2 – 50’ line wires with ¼” plugs, 1- 50’ (phone) line with XLRs. WAS Asking $50, NOW $40
THE LES PAUL IS NOW SOLD 5/17
DESKTOP VIEWING RECOMMENDED
Vintage Hofner collectors' web site in England has MY bass displayed along with Hofner's company's directions to assemble one : http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk/gallery/bass/bas72.html
9 Ch. 50’ (?) long mic snake, XLR plugs, hand-made wood winding rack. WAS Asking $50, NOW $40
THIS BEAUTY IS GOOD FOR PLAYERS WITH SMALLER HANDS, AND IS GREAT FOR COUNTRY, AMERICANA, FOLK, AND LIGHT ROCK MUSIC, ETC. Perfect addition for a Hofner collector, unless they are a snob.