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Hofner Contemporary Club Bass No Longer Available

Hofner Contemporary Club Bass  No Longer Available

We’ve just received a few new pieces from Hofner, including this Club Bass from the Contemporary series. We make two slight modifications – we restring them with LaBella flats for a more authentic ‘Beatley’ sound, and replace the stock knobs with the much classier ‘teacup’ style.

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Hofner Model 191 Doubleneck 1962 SOLD

Hofner Model 191 Doubleneck 1962 SOLD

Hofner made a lot of popular instruments in the late 50’s and early ’60’s. This is a rare example of their doubleneck 191 model. It’s recently been overhauled in our shop and looks great, plays well, and has that early ’60’s sound.

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Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass 1966 (consignment) No Longer Available

Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass 1966 (consignment) No Longer Available

The Hofner 500/1 ‘Beatle Bass’ was a very influentual instrument. Though it was outstripped by the Fender and Rickenbacker basses as stage volume levels rose exponentially and feedback became a very real problem, many popular recordings featured this instrument. This example is in good original shape and is fully playable.

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Hofner 4710 Archtop Electric (consignment) SOLD

Hofner 4710 Archtop Electric (consignment)  SOLD

This is an interesting Hofner archtop in decent shape. It has a number of high-end features like the carved spruce top and bound F-holes; the sharp florentine cutaway makes it different from many other European (especially Hofner) archtops.
It was put together by Hofner Canada as a custom instrument for a Toronto jazz artist, with NOS parts from Hofner. The guitar is a 1970’s Hofner Model 4710. It has been built as a 24 3/4″ scale instrument, with a Les Paul Custom fingerboard replacing the original Hofner 25 1/2″ scale fingerboard.

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They’re Back! Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

This new HCT-500/1 Violin Bass is made in China, but utilizes the original German made Höfner HS11B ‘Staple-Top’ pick-ups with a control panel that includes 2 volume controls, 2 circuit breakers and Rhythm/Solo switches for volume Boost … like the original issues!

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Hofner 500/1 – 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Hofner 500/1 - 62 Reissue Violin Bass

Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the ’62 bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original. For example, the “strip” machine heads, the slot-head screws on the hardware, and the two-piece neck are authentic touches that connect this instrument to an earlier time. In the Vintage ’62 Höfner has created a replica of Paul’s bass historically accurate enough to satisfy even the most demanding Beatles fan.

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