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

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!

New
Price: $1299 CAD
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Sold! Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

Sold!  Epiphone John Lennon Revolution Casino 1803 of 1965 Natural, 2006

This Epiphone John Lennon model was favoured by a number of prominent British guitarists during the early-mid 1960s, notably Keith Richards and three members of the Beatles. While both Paul McCartney and George Harrison had personal Casinos, John Lennon’s 1965 model is better known, especially in its stripped-down form.

Used
Price: $2500 CAD

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

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.

New
Price: $3950 CAD
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Sold! Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

Sold!  Gibson ES-330 TDC Thinline Archtop Cherry Red, 1970-1972

The Gibson ES-330 is a fully hollow but thin bodied archtop model, available with one or two pickups, in sunburst, natural, cherry or walnut finishes. The example here is an ES-330 TDC – Thinline, Dual Pickup, Cherry finish. Typical of Gibson thinline electrics, the body is a Maple laminate. The neck is Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard.

Vintage
Price: $3250 CAD

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❌ Sold ❌ Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

❌ Sold ❌  Gibson J-160E Steel String Acoustic Electric Sunburst, 1966

The Gibson J-160E is one of the most recognisable steel string guitars, due largely to a series of recordings and performances during the early 1960s by The Beatles. Both John Lennon and George Harrison had J-160E models, while McCartney used an Epiphone Texan strung as left handed. Though it looks a lot like the traditional classic J-45 round shoulder dreadnought, the Gibson J-160E has major structural differences. First, because the design goal was to reduce feedback at high stage volumes, the guitar body is entirely laminate, including the top. Rather than X-braced, the top is strongly Ladder braced.

Vintage
Price: $3999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson 1964 J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2001

❌SOLD❌  Gibson 1964 J160E Steel String Guitar Sunburst, 2001

The Gibson 1964 J-160E, built in Bozeman Monatana, reproduces one of the most recognisable steel string guitars – John Lennon’s 1964 model J-160E used on countless performances and hit recordings with The Beatles.

Used
Price: $2200 CAD

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