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(Discontinued) Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass


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*NOTE:  This instrument has been discontinued by Hofner and is no longer available.  We’re maintaining this post for reference. Contact us with any questions on other fine instruments we can assist you with!

The Hofner 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 … like the original issues!

Hofner introduced the Contemporary Series, which positions itself between the German made original models and the Icon Series entry level instruments. 

We have upgraded this particular Hofner HCT-500/1 bass with original “tea cup” knobs and Hofner short scale flatwound strings to make it even more authentic!

Specifications for the Hofner HCT-500/1

  • laminate Spruce top (like the originals)
  •  laminate Maple Body (like the originals)
  • internal sustain block to increase feedback rejection
  •  Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets.
  • Original Höfner HS11B ‘Staple-Top’ pick-ups.
  •  760 mm short scale length.
  • 42mm saddle width.
  • Nickel plated hardware.
  • Vintage vibe Hofner control panel with 2 volume controls 2 switches, Rhythm/Solo switches for volume Boost.


Price: $1,299.00 CAD
  • Model: HCT 5001 Beatle bass
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Gloss Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 08/06/2019
  • Left Handed

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.75lbs 2.15kg
  • Scale Length: 30in 762mm
  • Nut Width: 1.653in 42mm

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