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Hofner Violin Bass 500/1 Vintage Finish 1963 Relic, 2018

Hofner Violin Bass 500/1 Vintage Finish 1963 Relic, 2018

The Hofner Violin Bass 500/1 Vintage Relic is a limited production bass built to order, reproducing the 1963 instrument built for Paul McCartney.

Price: $4099 CAD
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Hofner Club Bass Cavern Spacing NAMM Relic, 2018

Hofner Club Bass Cavern Spacing NAMM Relic, 2018

The Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Cavern spacing is a limited edition instrument based on the mid 1960’s hollow body single cutaway Club Bass, with ‘Cavern’ or ‘Close’ spacing pickups. The version seen here carries a ‘Relic’ vintage sunburst finish, and was shown at the 2019 NAMM extravaganza in Anaheim, California.

Price: $4099 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.

Price: $3950 CAD
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❌ SOLD ❌ Rickenbacker 330 Thinline Electric Guitar Ruby Red, 2014

❌ SOLD ❌   Rickenbacker 330 Thinline Electric Guitar Ruby Red, 2014

The Rickenbacker 330 design dates back to the late 1950’s when Roger Rossmeisl created a number of forward-looking designs including the Cresting Wave, chambered body and slash soundholes.

Price: $1600 CAD

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❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

❌ SOLD ❌ Supro / Valco Coronado Arched Top Guitar, 1961

The Supro / Valco Coronado was one of a large number of models built in the early 1960’s by Valco under the Supro and National names, along with many other brands not owned by Valco. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois due to that city’s central location for manufacturing and distribution, Valco was the heir to the National and Dobro companies. They made musical instruments and amplifiers for many other companies including catalog giants and Gretsch, until the company’s demise around 1967.

Price: $2150 CAD

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Supro Westwood Archtop by Valco, Sunburst 1956

Supro Westwood Archtop by Valco, Sunburst 1956

The Supro Westwood pickup looks like a humbucker, but it’s really a single coil in a large case. The tuners are original single line Kluson models with creme plastic tulip buttons. The nut, tailpiece and bridge are original. The creme plastic pickguard is intact with some of the painted-on striping worn, but is not cracked. The pickup surround has small cracks above the adjustment screw, but is otherwise intact. The original cases for these instruments was fibre (cardboard) with a light, brown cloth lining. That type of case does not usually age well and often disappears with time. A non-original hard shell case is included.

Price: $1450 CAD
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