The Hofner name is almost indelibly associated with Paul McCartney’s model 500/1 Hofner violin bass. The link is so strong that the instrument’s real name is almost forgotten and it’s mostly known as the Beatle Bass. However, Hofner has a long history of building quality guitars and basses with strong European distribution, and they build more than one model! The Twelfth Fret is proud to carry Hofner basses; we set up instruments to the player’s requirements and we ship worldwide.
The Hofner 500-1 violin bass is one of the world's most recognizable basses. Light and comfortable with a distinctive woody tone, the Hofner 500/1
We've just received a batch of new Hofner basses, including a Made-In-Germany 500-2 Club Bass! Introduced in 1965, the Club Bass is structurally similar
We've just received a batch of new Hofner basses, including this stunning Gold Label Series 500/1 Violin Bass in Royal Blue!
Based on the Club guitar, the Hofner 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1965 and built to 1970. It was never as popular
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
We've just received a shipment of CT basses, and they are available for $999 CDN with case!
Just in the Hofner HCT-500/1 SB Violin Bass Contemporary Beatle Bass! Get them while they last!
This new 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
Based on Paul McCartney’s 1962 Violin Bass, the ’62 bass has delighted Hofner aficionados by replicating details of the original. For example, the