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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Rooftop Bass 500/1 Left Hand Sunburst, 2022

❌SOLD❌  Hofner Rooftop Bass 500/1 Left Hand Sunburst, 2022

We are fortunate to have received a very rare Hofner Rooftop Bass, a replica of the bass used by Paul McCartney for the Apple Corps Rooftop concert in January 1969 – which ended with a police raid. Built in Hagenau, Germany by Hofner luthier Thomas Stühlein, this special edition bass reproduces McCartney’s 1963 500/1 left hand Violin Bass, with light aging reflecting the six years of use during Beatles shows and recording sessions.

New
Price: $4,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass Natural, 1973

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass Natural, 1973

A wonderful rarity – a Gibson Les Paul Triumph Bass in natural finish! Introduced in 1971, the Triumph bass followed closely the Les Paul Bass, introduced in 1969.   The construction of the Gibson Les Paul Triumph bass is perhaps closest to the original Les Paul Custom, in that aside from the fingerboard, it’s entirely Mahogany including the carved top. No Maple cap! However, that’s where the similarities end, as the Les Paul and Triumph basses have low-impedance pickups and extra controls.

Vintage
Price: $2,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Bass, Heritage Cherry 2018

❌SOLD❌ Gibson SG Standard Bass, Heritage Cherry 2018

The Gibson SG Standard Bass is a rebuild of the classic Gibson EB-3 basses used from 1953 into the mid 1960’s, particularly by Jack Bruce in Cream. Gibson introduced their first electric bass in 1953, the violin-shaped Gibson Electric Bass as a response to Fender’s ground-breaking 1951 Precision Bass.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Ampeg ASB-1 Devil Bass Scroll Head Red and Black, 1967

❌SOLD❌   Ampeg ASB-1 Devil Bass Scroll Head Red and Black, 1967

The Ampeg ASB-1 Devil Bass, and its fretless sibling the AUSB-1 was built by Ampeg designer Mike Roman from late 1966 to 1967. It featured the typical Ampeg ‘Scroll Head’ design, heavily influenced by traditional upright acoustic basses. However, that’s about as far as similarities with acoustic basses went.

Vintage
Price: $0.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ G&L SB-2 USA Solidbody Electric Bass Sunburst, 2007

❌SOLD❌   G&L SB-2 USA Solidbody Electric Bass Sunburst, 2007

Introduced in 1998, the G&L SB-2 bass represents a blending of Leo Fender’s two major bass designs into what’s now called a P-J configuration. The P-J concept appeared in the 1970’s as bassists, guitarists and third party companies sought ways to extend the sounds of their instruments. For bassists, an obvious step was to give a Precision Bass a Jazz Bass bridge pickup, hence the P-J designation. This setup was immediately popular and has worked its way into many production and custom instruments.

Used
Price: $950.00 CAD $1,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/1 Violin “Beatle” Bass Sunburst, 1968

❌SOLD❌   Hofner 500/1 Violin "Beatle" Bass Sunburst, 1968

The Hofner 500/1 was for some years one of the most recognizable instruments in the world because of its use by Paul McCartney, during The Beatles and in his solo career. Introduced in 1956, the Hofner 500/1 and its close relatives quickly caught on in the European market, partly on their own merits and partly because imported US made instruments were difficult to get and very expensive.

Vintage
Price: $3,750.00 CAD

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