Hofner President bass / Senator bass
Page 7 of the 1964 Selmer Catalogue
Guitars and Parts for Sale
Details of the dual pickup Hofner President bass (model 5147) and the single pickup Senator bass (model 5144) guitars. Unlike the non-cutaway Senator guitar shown on page 5, the Senator bass (like the President), had a single Venetian cutaway body style. Both basses are listed as available in Brunette finish only - this was, of course, Hofner's version of sunburst.
A big sound, a great appearance and a wonderfully low price - that’s the story behind the newcomer to the famous President series. Fitted with adjustable bridge and the latest "NOVA-SONlC" double pole, double coil pick-ups each having its own volume and tone control. Exclusive "Slenda-nek" with truss rod is another important feature. Machine heads are efficient and smooth working. In glorious brunette sunburst finish with mother-of-pearl dot inlaid fingerboard. F holes and edges are effectively lined in white
The United Kingdom list price in 1964 for these basses was 31 and 48 gns. for the Senator and President respectively: a shade above the equivalent guitar models listed earlier in the catalogue.