London, South Kensington
1 July 2009
A 1970s Hofner 5000/1 Bass in natural finish, bound maple body, spruce top, maple neck, twenty-two fret bound ebony fingerboard with double-dot inlays, headstock face with floral motif, two pickups, selector switch, control plate with three rotary controls and three switches, ebony bridge, gold-plated metal tailpiece and imitation marble pickguard, a German music shop sticker on the back of the headstock, signed and inscribed on the lower bass bout of the body in black felt pen Paul McCartney 1989; and a black hardshell contour case; accompanied by photographs of McCartney holding the guitar (2)
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The Estate of Frederyk Gabowicz has stated that Gabowicz met Paul McCartney on numerous occasions in Germany and that they were originally introduced to one and other by mutual friend Klaus Voormann.
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