Selmer Verithin Bass

Serial number range 100-681

 

Based on the Hofner Verithin six string semi, and hence featuring a double-cutaway body with a 1.25" depth.
In the UK Selmer catalogues from 1963 until 1971.
Single dot fret markers and unbound fingerboard was used initially, followed very soon by a bound neck and bar type fret markers
as on the 6 string Verithin.
The European/US equivalent was the Model 500/7.



1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

What a shame, the earliest bass on record has been wrecked!

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 106

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 107

 

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Paul

London UK

Serial Number 109

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 113

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

   

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Andrew

Orkney Isles

UK

Serial Number 119

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

 

Owned by Oliver

UK

Serial Number 120

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

All original and in nice condition, this bass sold for over £1500 on Ebay UK

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 131

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Lost a pickup along the way.
Changed tuners and knobs and well used.

Owned by Adrian

UK

Serial Number 134

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

 Owned in

UK

Serial Number 135

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Needs some TLC, missing a pickup and sporting an odd tuner

 Owned in

UK

Serial Number 152

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Previous owner, a member of Mott the Hoople allegedly, or so the Guitar store guy claimed
--no documentation of course!

Owned by Ray

Scotland

Serial Number 155

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one has had a few things done to it!!

Someone has filled in the truss rod access hole, new tuners and a dodgy bridge fixing,
together with a stripped body, make this an interesting guitar.

Owned by Chris


UK


Serial Number 157



1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

 

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 159

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Apparently blondes have more fun!

Owned by Steve

UK

Serial Number 160

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Well worn example, really needs a good tidy up

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 162

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Raphael

Serial Number 172

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 173

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 175

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Brendan

UK

Serial Number 209

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

   

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

In generally nice condition, the bridge pickup has been replaced by
a later blade style.

Owned by Barry

Sunderland

UK

Serial Number 214

 

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 216

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by

Phil

UK

Serial Number 245

 

 

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Shapur

UK

Serial Number 254

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

UK

Owned by Barney

Serial Number 266

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one is owned in Manchester

Undergoing a partial refurbish by Glen

UK

Serial Number 273

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Mick

UK

Serial Number 276

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Malcolm

UK

Serial Number 289

 

   

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A very nice original guitar.

Owned by Stephane

France

Serial Number 294

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Dave

UK

Serial Number 296

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Jeff

The first pic shows the bass as it was in July 2007, the one below as it is today, after a full restoration by Martin Harrison. Contact details on the links page

UK

Serial Number 297

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1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 314

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 316

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice standard Verithin bass

Owned in

UK


Serial Number 327

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 328

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 330

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A really nice standard Verithin bass.

Owned in

Germany


Serial Number 354

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A standard Verithin bass in need of some TLC!

Owned by Jorg

Germany


Serial Number 357

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice standard Verithin bass

A nice players guitar, owned for 4 years
by Matt

UK
Serial Number 378

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Santiago

Spain

Serial Number 397

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Paul

UK

Serial Number 402

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

   

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice Verithin bass with some mods made to modernise the guitar. The machine heads and pickups have been replaced with items from post 1967, and an incorrect bridge has been fitted.

A nice players guitar, owned for nearly 20 years by
Brian

UK
Serial Number 406

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN Bass

A nice example of a Verithin Bass

Owned by John

UK

Serial Number 429

 

No pictures yest

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one is owned by Jason

Australia

Serial Number 433

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Tuners replaced but a nice example.

Owned by

Martin

UK.

Serial Number 437

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one's had a refinish in a yukky brown.

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 442

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

Serial Number 492

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice example.

Owned by

Sally

Scotland.

Serial Number 449

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice example.

Owned

UK.

Serial Number 464

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A major restoration project.

Owned by Baxter

UK

Serial Number 484

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice example.

Owned by Douglas

France

Serial Number 487

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by KMC Music

Holland

Serial Number 490

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by

Dave

Irish Republic

Holland

Serial Number 533

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one has suffered a bit!

Quote from the owner

"I bought it on ebay over here in the UK from Ray Davies' brother in law. The rear of the body is peppered with (repaired) pellet holes, where a previous owner held it up to prevent himself being shot. "

Owned by Garry

Surrey

England.

Serial Number 534

 

 

1964 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A nice example of the VT bass.

 

Owned by Alwin

UK

Serial Number 537

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A near-mint example.

Owned by John

Surrey

England.

Serial Number 546

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A lovely example of the VT bass.

This one will be gigged!

Owned by Barry

UK

Serial Number 553

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN Bass

A very lovely example of a Verithin Bass

Owned by Simon

UK

Serial Number 556

 

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Owen

UK

Serial Number 559

No pictures available

 

 

 

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN Bass

A nice example of a Verithin Bass

Owned by Susan

UK

Serial Number 574

 

No pictures yest

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A really nice example.

Owned by Neil

UK

Serial Number 589

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Another nice example

owned in

Germany

Serial Number 625

 

 

1965 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Another nice example

owned by

Anthony

UK

Serial Number 649

 

 

1971 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A very interesting guitar with 3 switches for volume and tone and a 3 way pickup selector switch.

Tthe label says Verithin 5148
The pots are stamped 240, therefore mid June 1970

Owned by Geoff Walton

Queensland Australia

Serial number 681

 

HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A very late bass with blade pups and a 3 way selector switch for the pickups

Owned in

America

 

A Verithin bass

Owned in

UK

Serial number unknown

 

A Verithin bass from Sweden.

This one has the number 465 stamped on the top of the headstock,
in a similar fashion to the Van Woew Dutch imports

Owned by Martin

Sweden.

 

Serial number unknown

 

A Verithin bass for sale in UK

All new pots and wiring, and a strange colour, probably been refinished at some time. Label present, but serial number defaced.

Owned by vintageguitar.co.uk

UK

 

A Verithin bass sold recently in London.

Owned in

UK

Serial number unknown

 

1966 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A near-mint example

Owned by Roger

Western Australia

 

1967 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Another near-mint example

Owned by Rob

UK

No Serial number yet!

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

Germany

No Serial Number yet!

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Andy

UK

No Serial Number yet!

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned in

UK

No serial number

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

Owned by Phil

Melbourne

Australia

No serial number

 

1963 HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

This one looks to have been a real players guitar.
There is evidence that the pups have been swopped out at some time and the knobs and tuners are not from Hofner.

Owned by Robert

UK

No serial number

 

HOFNER VERITHIN BASS

A near-mint example, this guitar sets out to be something that it really isn't. As far as I know, no basses were made by Hofner in the configuration shown in the pictures. Pickups with only a Diamond impressed into the top and a rectangular control panel, the pickguard is also wrong for this guitar and the tuners are very non original. Conclusion, someone has taken a bare Verithin body, added a normal bass neck and all the bits from the reproduction guitars that Hofner now sell [Club for instance]

For sale in USA for a lot of money!!!!!!

USA

No Serial number yet!

 

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