Offered for sale:

Used Hofner HCT-500/1-SB serial number M0303B008.

This bass is in excellent condition showing limited playing time.

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

This is unlike the popular and very nice quality Hofner Ingition series basses, which is the style of the 1964 version. The Hofner Contemporary Series is a dead-on replica of the German made instrument with one modern upgrade; 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.

Hard shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship.”


Instrument: HCT Violin Bass

Model: HCT-500/1-SB

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: Jatoba

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

Hardware: Tuners Single Nickel

Tuner Buttons: Pearl

Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel

Nut Material: Plastic

Pickguard: White Pearl

Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel

Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel

Potentiometer Knobs: Black and Silver

Strings: Hofner HCT Roundwound

Weight: 6.2 lbs.

Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 3mm

Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 2mm

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