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❌SOLD❌ Supro Westwood Archtop by Valco, Sunburst 1956

❌SOLD❌ 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.

Vintage
Price: $1,450.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Club Bass Cavern Spacing, Amber Burst 2018

❌SOLD❌ Hofner Club Bass Cavern Spacing, Amber Burst 2018

This new Hofner Club Bass offers a couple of special features. The top and back are nicely flamed, and the bass is finished in an amber shaded varnish. The pickups are placed in ‘Cavern Spacing’, meaning the neck and middle positions are used. While this seems counter intuitive, it’s done because in the bridge position, signal can be fairly weak, and those pickups are often not used. The middle position gets a much stronger signal from the strings.

New
Price: $3,750.00 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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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 –

New
Price: $3,900.00 CAD

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