NEW - The Hofner Contemporary CT Series is a more affordable version of the famous German made Hofner Beatle bass. Using all German made parts the HCT-500/1 faithfully reproduces the look, feel and tone of the classic Hofner Beatle bass from the early '60s at a very affordable price. Everyone who buys one of the cool Hofner CT basses always wants the hard shell Hofner case and a set of Hofner Tea Cup knob so the bass looks like McCartney’s Beatle bass. The Hofner Fab Gear CT Beatle bass comes with the authentic Hofner Tea Cup knobs and Hofner deluxe hardshell case at a killer price!

The HCT-500/1 features beautiful Flame Maple body with a Spruce top and hand carved solid Spruce sustain block inside the body of the bass to give you an in-depth, resonating bass tone with superior sustain. The 30'' scale of the set, 3-piece Maple/Beech/Maple neck combined with 22 frets and Rosewood fingerboard featured on the HCT-500/1 give this bass it's incredible feel and playability. Housing original Höfner (German made) Staple-Top pick-ups, the HCT-500 is sure to give you that highly sought-after vintage tone. The classic control panel features dual volume controls, on/off switches for the bass and treble, and a rhythm/solo switch that gives your bass that extra boost, allowing you to really pushes your sound over the edge.

Stock Photos - Call us for photos of the actual serial number you'll receive.

Includes Hardshell Case

Includes free expert guitar setup!



Body Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Top Binding: Black / White / Black
Back Binding: 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 At16th Fret
Thickness: Neck + FB At 1st Fret22mm Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel24mm
Heel Cap: Pearl


Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Scale: 30" / 76cm
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Dots
Binding: White Side Dots
Number Of Frets: 22


Bridge Material: Ebony
Tuners: Single Nickel
Tuner Buttons: Pearl
Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl
Tone Knobs: Tea cup Knobs
Strings: Hofner HCT Roundwound


Neck Pickup: Hofner Staple Pickup
Bridge Pickup Hofner Staple Pickup

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear

Brand New
Original Hard
10 Years
Andy Babiuk's Fab Gear
Andy Babiuk
Rochester,, NY
4:29 PM
Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear Showroom Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6pm After Hours by Appointment

Customers ordering merchandise via phone/internet may use all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), PayPal, Personal Check (must clear account before we ship), Cashier’s Check, Money Order, and Bank Wire Transfer (coordinates provided upon request). Please note that all international sales are by bank wire or PayPal only. For in-store sales we accept all major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover, American Express), Cashier’s Check, Money Order, and that green stuff they call Cash.

At Andy Babiuk’s Fab Gear we ship your gear to you FREE! All qualifying items and orders over $100 placed through our website qualify for free shipping via UPS Ground and is limited to the continental United States. The shipping address must match your credit card billing address or your order will be cancelled. Repeat customers can call to request shipping to an alternative address. We usually ship by UPS or FedEx. With the high quality of instruments that we offer we feel that this is safest and most reliable method of shipping. On special request, we will try to accommodate all special shipping requests. All shipments are fully insured. You can upgrade to next day or second day shipping at your cost. Please call us to upgrade your shipment. Customer pays all shipping on any returned merchandise. All insurance claims are the responsibility of the customer.

24 hour approval with shipping at the buyers expense. Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify us within 24 hours and we will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when shipped (except for layaways). Customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance and bank charges that may occur. Call Fab Gear with any questions 585.425.0077