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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

❌SOLD❌  Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass Berlin Purple, 2015

Here we are looking at a Hofner Gold Label Violin Bass in the 500/1 style during 2015 at the Hofner plant in Hagenau, about 35 km north of Nuremberg, Germany. The iconic violin body is Maple Laminate for feedback rejection, with a zero-fret equipped Maple neck bearing an Indian Rosewood fingerboard.  The bridge is Ebony.  This is a ‘1962’ style design but with ‘Rugby’ tuners.  For electronics,  twin “Staple” 511B pickups are installed and spaced normally, at the bridge and neck positions.  Controls are classic Hofner, with teacup knobs. 

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

❌SOLD❌ Lakewood M53 Custom Shop Grand Concert Guitar, 2017

Here we’re looking at a Lakewood M53, with a Grand Concert body built using a AAAA grade German Spruce top and Cocobolo for the back, sides, rosette and head plate. The body blocks and slotted-peghead, 13-fret joint neck are Mahogany, with Ebony for the bridge and bound fingerboard; the binding is Maple and on this guitar, there are a pair of Mother of Peal Maple Leaf inlays at the twelfth fret.

Used
Price: $2,999.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Volkert Classical Cutaway Crossover Guitar, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Volkert Classical Cutaway Crossover Guitar, 1994

Here we have a custom order Volkert classical, cutaway and crossover guitar, signed and dated to 1994 at the Volkert shop in Lauf an der Pegnitz. This guitar was designed for the player’s needs, which included playing Gypsy Jazz and Flamenco styles. This interesting, well built guitar has a Florentine cutaway and, very unusually for a classical, a 14-fret neck!  Because of the player’s needs, full Golpeador or Tap Plates were installed to protect the top. 

Used
Price: $1,200.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

❌SOLD❌ Hofner Gold Label 500/1 Violin Bass Natural, 2014

The Hofner Gold Label series, introduced at NAMM in 2013, features the highest quality German components, with custom colours and pickup combinations. You can even get a 3-pickup violin bass! This example of the Hofner Gold Label Series 500/1 Violin Bass is one of two, built with this wood selection – a carved solid Spruce top with a five-piece back of Flame Maple, Sapele Pommele (the two large quilted sections) and Indian Rosewood.

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Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Hofner Cavern Bass LH 500/1 1961 Reissue Sunburst, 2015

Here’s something a little different – a Hofner Cavern Bass LH, the left handed version of the classic 500/1 violin bass! 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.

Used
Price: $3,950.00 CAD

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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.

Used
Price: $2,750.00 CAD

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