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1964 Hofner President Bass Guitar - Before The Beatles

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Description

A piece of history, a beauty to behold and play. The President Bass was built from 1963 to 1967. Hofner was as well-known for its basses as for its 6-strings, with bass versions of the Committee, Senator, Verythin and, of course, that now very famous Violin Bass all on offer at the same time as the President. This particular guitar was bought in auction. It had seen some action and then some n...eglect. The nut had broken off below the G-string, replaced by a nail; the D-tuner had been bent sideways into the headstock; and the pick-ups were producing as much output as a crackly crystal radio set (older generation reference). So, this became a bit of a project. Cleaned up, rather than refinished, to keep that lovely depth and patina; reset the tuner, to retain the original; replaced the nut with an aged Hofner 3-ply nut; and hand-rewound the pick-ups. Added to that, a new custom-case . . . there's no off-the-shelf case that can take the length and depth of this beauty. All in all probably more cost than its remaining market value. But what a piece of history. And what a pleasure to play - the "slenda-nek", the easily accessed 24 frets, and the huge warm tone of those Novasonic humbuckers. Close your eyes, and turn back the years. Happy to include a support pack at no extra cost, with: - 5 Picks - Clip-on Tuner - Strap - Hercules Mini Stand - Cleaning Cloth. Happy to meet personally in London to hand over. And if this isn't the one for you, check out my other guitar, amp and pedal listings on Fat Llama!

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Hi, I'm a guitarist & collector. Am listing a selection of guitars, pedals and amps on Fat Llama. Hope there's something here to interest you - and happy to help with any questions or support before, during or after your hire. Check out reviews from happy hirers so far! Happy to meet personally in London for handover & return. All hire prices include travel to a mutually convenient locatio

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