Beatles By Day

Long time ago when we was fab

In Hofner we trust

10 beautiful, rare photographs of Paul McCartney sporting his iconic Hofner bass.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1965.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1965.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon in America, 1964.

Paul McCartney and John Lennon in America, 1964.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, circa 1963.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, circa 1963.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1963. 

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1963. 

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, circa 1964.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, circa 1964.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1966. 

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1966. 

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1964.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass, 1964.

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass on the set of Help! 1965. 

Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass on the set of Help! 1965. 

Paul McCartney tuning his Hofner bass backstage in America, 1966.

Paul McCartney tuning his Hofner bass backstage in America, 1966.

Paul McCartney on the set of Ready Steady Go with his Hofner bass, 1964.

Paul McCartney on the set of Ready Steady Go with his Hofner bass, 1964.