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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Cavern Bass 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2004

❌SOLD❌  Hofner Cavern Bass 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2004

The Hofner Cavern bass model 500/1 appeared in 1961, though that was not its name – from its first appearance at the 1956 Frankfurt Musikmesse, it was known simply as the Violin Bass. The bass earned its ‘Cavern’ moniker through frequent use in the Liverpool Cavern Club by a young bassist named Paul McCartney in The Beatles.

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Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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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 Violin Bass 500/1 Vintage Finish 1963 Relic, 2018

❌SOLD❌  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.

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Price: $4,099.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Cavern Spacing NAMM Relic, 2018

❌SOLD❌ Hofner 500/2 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. This is a new instrument, delivering the look and tone of a vintage Club bass.

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Price: $4,099.00 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 ❌ 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.

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Price: $1,600.00 CAD

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