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Hofner Basses, Reissue Violin and Club Basses Now Available‼

Hofner Basses, Reissue Violin and Club Basses Now Available‼

A wide range of new Hofner Reissue Violin and Club Basses are in stock at The Twelfth Fret! Seen here are six brand new Hofner reissue 500/1 and 500/2 basses with reliced Varnish and Nitrocellulose Lacquer finishes.

New
Price: $0.00 CAD
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Hofner Violin Bass Vintage ’61 Left Handed Burst, 2023

Hofner Violin Bass Vintage '61 Left Handed Burst, 2023

The Hofner Violin Bass Vintage ’61, seen here in its Left Handed form reflects the evolution of the classic bass now mostly known as the ‘Beatle Bass’. Quite rare, the Hofner Violin Bass Vintage ’61 features a solid carved Spruce top, with Flame maple sides and flat back.

New
Price: $4,950.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/1 ’62 Reissue Violin Bass Burst, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/1 '62 Reissue Violin Bass Burst, 2012

Here we have a Hofner 500/1 ’62 Reissue Violin Bass sometimes named the ‘Mersey bass’.   It’s very close in design to the 1963 version used by Paul McCartney on more than a few successful recordings and appearances. This bass was built at the Hofner plant in Baiersdorf / Hagenau Germany during 2012 and is in good condition, all original except for a missing pickguard.

Used
Price: $3,250.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label Berlin Violin Bass Cream, 2016

❌SOLD❌  Hofner Gold Label Berlin Violin Bass Cream, 2016

Part of a now-discontinued special series, the Hofner Gold Label Berlin Violin Bass is the top of the line for these iconic instruments. The Hofner Gold Label basses were signed by master builder Thomas Stuhlein at the Hofner shop in Hagenau, Bavaria. The sealed – body construction is Maple laminate for the top, sides and back.

Used
Price: $3,700.00 CAD $3,900.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Reissue Violin Bass Sunburst, 2014

❌SOLD❌  Hofner 500/1 Vintage '62 Reissue Violin Bass Sunburst, 2014

Built in Germany during 2014, this is a Hofner 500/1 Vintage ’62 Reissue version, sometimes named the ‘Mersey bass’. It’s very close in design to the 1963 version used by Paul McCartney on more than a few successful recordings and appearances. The Hofner 500-1 violin bass is one of the world’s most recognizable basses.

Used
Price: $3,600.00 CAD

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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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