Extremely hard to get Rooftop model Hofner Bass. Aged finish lefty.
Built in Hagenau, Germany by Hofner luthier Thomas Stühlein, this special edition bass reproduces McCartney’s 1963 500/1 left hand Violin Bass, with light aging reflecting the six years of use during Beatles shows and recording sessions. This aging includes light wear to the back finish, sometimes known as ‘buckle rash’ and un-trimmed nylon tape wound strings. Also included and installed is a removable static-cling ‘BASSMAN’ sticker, looking like the one McCartney apparently took from a Fender Bassman shipping carton.
The original Hofner tweed case is included, containing the ‘Rooftop Bass’ certificate.