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. Now available in two versions!

Recreating the style of the 1964 version, are the SB and the BK versions.

Recreating the famous 1961 version the CV model has close spaced "Cavern" pickups.

The choice is yours!

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.

Instrument: HCT 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   
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    
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

Year Condition Color Case
2016 Brand New Black Original Hard


Rudys Music
Rudy Pensa
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New York, NY
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