So nice to have this lovely original 1964 Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass with us. Brought in by the son of the original owner who bought it new in 1964. What a lucky guy, as these surely must of been like gold dust in 1964! It has the usual heel stress crack that has been attended to in the past and is rock solid. Its been well cared for over the years with just a small area of buckle wear on the flame maple back.. The whole guitar seems to glow with a crisp freshness and would be a prize in your collection.. Comes complete with its original Selmer case which is also in great shape except for detached leather handle.