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 Post subject: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: October 30th, 2018, 3:12 pm 
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A bit overpriced if you ax me.

https://www.julienslive.com/m/lot-detai ... 1awnMCNb5M


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 4:11 am 
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Didn't find the auction. How much? Where is the bridge!!


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: October 31st, 2018, 5:47 am 
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Here is the Bass
https://www.julienslive.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/279/lot/107897?url=%2Fm%2Fsearch%3Fpage%3D1%26view%3Dlist%26key%3DMcCartney%26sale%3Dundefined%26catm%3Dany%26order%3Dtimeleft%26live%3Dno%26hybrid%3Dno%26timed%3Dno%26regular%3Dno%26buynow%3Dno%26makeoffer%3Dno%26xclosed%3Dno%26featured%3Dno

Funny though only $9,000 and you get one picture of the bass! Agree where is the Bridge?


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 3:51 am 
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Oops, sorry. I posted the Dude's clothes..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 5:12 am 
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screambasses wrote:
Oops, sorry. I posted the Dude's clothes..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

pete

lolololoololololooo

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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 10:24 am 
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screambasses wrote:
Oops, sorry. I posted the Dude's clothes..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

pete


Sorry? I thank you. Dare I say I’d rather have those clothes than the bass.

Although the ensemble isn’t quite complete without an open carton of Ralphs half & half:


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 1st, 2018, 12:21 pm 
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Back to the topic at hand, this is a 66 Hofner however there is only one picture and as noted it's missing a bridge.

Lots of documentation on Sir Paul playing this bass but very little on how they confirmed it's a 66 Hofner or no documentation on if it is playable (if a bridge were added) or if there are any other issues.

Lastly Auction Houses are legitimate scammers, be careful of any other charges. They have alot of hidden fees.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2018, 4:27 am 
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I think that it is safe to say, that whoever ends up with this bass will
likely put it behind glass with the framed documents. I can't see it being
played much if at all. If something ever happens to Paul, it will end up
back at an Auction house for a much higher price.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2018, 7:38 pm 
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I guess I have a hard time wrapping my thoughts around the fact that this is a rental bass that, yes, Paul "touched" several times in his career, but didn't own... At a starting point of $7500, is this bass REALLY a part of Paul's history, and therefor, worth $7500-to$50,000?

Only time, and the bidding war, will tell....

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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 8:37 pm 
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If it’s a ‘66, he couldn’t gave played it much, given that he died that year.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 5th, 2018, 9:37 pm 
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bbl wrote:
If it’s a ‘66, he couldn’t gave played it much, given that he died that year.


Thats right..... John buried Paul.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 12:35 am 
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bbl wrote:
If it’s a ‘66, he couldn’t gave played it much, given that he died that year.

Yeah the Abby Road Album proves it but that was in 69:D :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 6th, 2018, 5:36 am 
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My favorite was in St Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band it was said that if you took a mirror and placed in the center of "Hearts" the way the fonts was it would appear as HE(diamond shape)DIE with the Diamond pointing directly to Paul.

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 Post subject: Re: Paul McCartney-played Hofner
PostPosted: November 7th, 2018, 11:30 am 
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That's ridiculous. How many basses did Paul rent or touch or look at in the past 50 years? INHO his doesn't count as a McCartney bass at all. At least the auctioneers are upfront with the connection.


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