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Hofner HCT-500/1 Violin Bass CT, Sunburst

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The best-selling 500/1 Contemporary version of the Hofner Violin Bass Guitar offers those wanting to own one of the World's iconic guitars the chance to do so at a very attractive price.

All versions feature a sustain block inside the body to give modern, deep-resonating bass sounds while still retaining the original Hofner Beatles bass sound. With a short scale of 30" and the small violin bass body it is one of greatest electric bass guitars ever made.

  • Body Shape Violin Bass
  • Wood Top Spruce
  • Wood Back Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides Flame Maple
  • Binding Top Black / White / Black
  • Binding Back Black / White / Black
  • Binding Sides White
  • Centerblock Spruce
  • Neck Wood Maple / Beech / Maple
  • Construction Three Piece
  • Headstock Shape Violin Bass
  • Logo and Artwork Script
  • Neck Joint Hofner Violin Bass Set Neck
  • Joint At 16th Fret
  • Thickness Neck FB At 1st Fret 22mm
  • Thickness Neck FB Near Heel 24mm
  • Heel Cap Pearl
  • Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
  • Scale 30" / 76cm
  • Nut Width 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret 48mm
  • Inlays Dots
  • Binding White
  • Side Dots Yes
  • Number Of Frets 22
  • Bridge Material Ebony
  • Type Hofner Fretted
  • Finish Top Sunburst or Black
  • Body Sunburst or Black
  • Neck Sunburst or Black
  • Hardware Tuners Single Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons Pearl
  • Tailpiece Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material Plastic
  • Pickguard White Pearl
  • Pickup Neck Hofner Staple Nickel (Regular and Cavern Models)
  • Pickup Middle Hofner Staple Nickel (Cavern Model Only)
  • Pickup Bridge Hofner Staple Nickel (Regular Model Only)
  • Potentiometer Knobs Black and Silver
  • Strings Hofner HCT Roundwound
  • Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
  • Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm



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  • Lj


    Great gift for the hubby lockdown birthday, keep him busy and happy

  • Wayne tinsley


    Really impressed with this bass. A big improvement on the Ignition version.

  • Ade


    Two issues: One string was off the saddle and one pickup had the wire loose. Had to open up and solder it back on...

  • Ian n


    Poor quality control. Issues with the finish of the bass, missing paint, knot in the neck, etc.

  • Daniel Bremner


    Amazing product, really pleased with the service and it came in tune.

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