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    Beatles Related - Paul McCartney Signed Left-Handed Hofner Bass. In 1956, Walter Hofner conceived an amplified semi-acoustic bass that revolutionized popular music. The design was launched at the 1956 Frankfurt Music Fair and rose to fame after Paul McCartney bought his first Hofner bass in a shop in Hamburg in 1961, and used it on many of the Beatles' most famous songs. McCartney continues to use Hofner to this day, and the design is often referred to as the "Beatle bass." This Hofner Ignition Violin Bass, model HI-BB-L-SB, with a design approximating Hofner's original (made in China with slightly different materials, and is lacking the "zero" fret), is neatly signed on the pickguard by McCartney in black felt tip. Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    24th Tuesday
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