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Hofner 182 Bass 1963/4 Orig. Beatles McCartney Same pickups & control as Violin!

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Seller: beatle.bayuk (338) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391903489215 1963-4 Hofner 182 short scale Bass. Very early and very nice playable condition. Action is so low and it is so light and feels just like a guitar! Original Red Tolex is still in beautiful condition and hasn't been ripped or had any other extra screw holes punched through. This was the deluxe model that was discontinued after 1964, Still very vivid red, there is a very feint mark on the back which I just couldn't photograph but needs to be mentioned. 1963 Staple Pickups are totally original and are not repros, and are balanced and still very loud (Ohm Resistance readings on request). The black pickguard is totally original and hasn't split or cracked (most do) and is original to this bass (the holes match up!) and apart from some general scuffing is still in 8/10 shape. The control panel is the narrow rectangle shape and the pots are a matching pair from spring 64, and all Capacitors and switches are original and work perfectly, none of which have been replaced/fixed or interfered with. Even the control knobs are the original! The neck is very straight, clean and in excellent condition with not much wear at all. The white binding is complete and is still sitting nicely in it's groove and hasn't shrunk at all apart from just one place on the upper bout, though can be pushed back in so might just need re-glueing. The Hofner sign is totally original and is still as clear as it was in 1962 with no scratches that I can see. Machine heads /Keywinds are nice and look unworn. All ferrules are there in fact all intact. All screws are original and the screwheads don't look burred so have pretty much stayed put since new. I would say this was a one owner bass for most of it's life and it's never been gigged. Comes with soft case and has new LaBella 760 FHB2 Flat wound strings set up (£45 alone!). Overall lovely playing bass that is very clean, original and boomy. These also have the same picks up and control panel as McCartney's second violin bass which usually means these get taken apart to supply those dying electronics! Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Condition: Used, Condition: Excellent Used condition

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