Hofner President bass

Hollow body electric bass

1965 Hofner President bass, from the 1965/66 Selmer catalogue
Model Hofner President bass
Available 1963-1967
Pickups Two "Nova Sonic" humbuckers
Scale
Body Laminated spruce top. 20 1/4" long, 16" wide, 2" deep.
Neck 24 frets. three-dot position markers. Width at nut "
Hardware 2 volume and 2 tone controls

The Hofner President, and it's one-pickup sibling, the Hofner Senator were two German built bass guitars available to the UK market. The President was distributed by Selmer along with a guitar equivalent, the Hofner President guitar. It was a twin-pickup hollow body four-string bass with venetian cutaway, descended from, though not to be confused with the Hofner 500/5 (333) famously played by Stuart Sutcliffe in the early days of the Beatles.

The following description comes from the 1965/66 Selmer catalogue

A big sound, a great appearance and a wonderfully low price - that's the story behind the famous President series. Fitted with adjustable bridge and the latest "NOVA-SONIC" double pole, double coil pickups each having it's own volume and tone control. Exclusive "slenda-nek" with truss rod is another important feature. Machine heads are efficient smooth working. In glorious brunette sunburst finish with mother-of-pearl dot inlaid fingerboard. F-holes and edges are effectively lined in white

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*kni6ht* Comment left 18th February 2015 13:01:53 reply
You might find short scale sets are too short. I use Labella Beatle bass 760FHB2 and they fit just right, plus are really nice strings
KanW Comment left 9th October 2012 10:10:52 reply
What scale strings are right for this bass please. Is a short scale set too short. Any suggestions?
info@magicbusmedia.com Comment left 21st July 2012 07:07:30 reply
I need an original mid 1960s Hofner President bass scratchplate. Good condition. Can anyone help. Please email me.