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(Discontinued) Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

(Discontinued) Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

This 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 ! (Discontinued)

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Price: $1,299.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner 1961 Cavern Bass 500/1 Left Handed Sunburst, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Hofner 1961 Cavern Bass 500/1 Left Handed Sunburst, 2015

The Hofner 1961 Cavern bass was very popular in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960’s. American built instruments were rare and expensive, and use by wildly successful bands such as The Beatles made everyone want one. At the time, the tiny Cavern Club in London was one of the key venues for aspiring bands to appear, and The Beatles played there so often the club name became closely associated with the band.

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Hofner 500-1 1964 Reissue Violin Bass Left Handed, 2011

❌ SOLD ❌  Hofner 500-1 1964 Reissue Violin Bass Left Handed, 2011

The Hofner Violin Bass first appeared in public during 1956, and Hofner’s intent was to encourage double bass players in beat and jazz groups to shift to electric. In many ways, this intention was similar to Leo Fender’s in introducing the Precision Bass in 1951. The benefits were immediately apparent and these new electric basses started appearing on stages, especially in early rock groups.

Used
Price: $2,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ 2006 Hofner 62 Reissue Beatle Bass

❌SOLD❌ 2006 Hofner 62 Reissue Beatle Bass

There are a few instruments that are immediately bring to mind particular artists, and the Hofner Beatle Bass is one of them.

Used
Price: $2,700.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ 2012 Hofner 500-1 UK Jubilee Bass

❌SOLD❌  2012 Hofner 500-1 UK Jubilee Bass

Today we are fortunate to be viewing a 2012 Hofner 500-1 UK Jubilee Bass, a rare and interesting model.

For Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, Hofner built 60 500-1 UK Jubilee Bass models. This is number 40, and is a new instrument –

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Price: $3,900.00 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

We’ve just received a shipment of CT basses including the Hofner HCT-500 1 SB, great reproductions of vintage Hofner instruments!

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