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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.

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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.

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Price: $2,700.00 CAD

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Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Hofner 500/2 Club Bass

Based on the Club guitar, the Hofner 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1965 and built to 1970. It was never as popular as its cousin the 500/1 violin or ‘Beatle Bass’, but its more traditional single cutaway guitar shape perhaps works a bit better without a strap.

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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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Hofner HCT500 1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass

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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❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino ‘Inspired by John Lennon’ Sunburst

❌ NO LONGER AVAILABLE ❌ Epiphone Casino 'Inspired by John Lennon' Sunburst

The Casino was very important in the Epiphone line during the 1960’s, and was introduced to compete with the Gibson ES-330. In 1965, a member of an obscure band known as “The Beatles” – Paul McCartney – began using one for studio work – and John Lennon and George Harrison got theirs in 1966. This tobacco sunburst model became Lennon’s main guitar, and was later sanded and refinished natural. A few years ago, Gibson released two US-made versions of this guitar, in sunburst and natural (as the “Revolution” model) in a total production run of 1,965 pieces, and now has released the “Inspired by John Lennon” versions, which are much more affordable, yet still really good instruments.

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