Hofner HCT-500/1-SB Contemporary Violin Bass


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General Like the Ignition model, the Höfner HCT-500/1-SB Contemporary Violin Bass (Sunburst) is an affordable version of the famous Höfner 'Beatles Bass'. The original Violin Bass, heard on countless Beatles and McCartney recordings, has become very popular among bassists. Most distinctive are its violin-shaped hollow body and relatively short neck, which are also found in this Contemporary variant. The difference from the Ignition model is the sustain-enhancing 'centre block'.

The Classic Features of the Contemporary Violin Bass Not only the price makes this quality instrument a good choice for beginners and hobbyists. The 30-inch scale length brings the frets closer together for smooth play, and the hollow body is comfortably light. Additionally, it boasts several classic features, such as a pearloid pickguard, sunburst finish, and a classic tailpiece. With various tone controls, you can shape its rich sounds, characterized by a double bass-like quality.

String Instruments from Höfner The German company Höfner, responsible for the famous Violin Bass, is the largest producer of string instruments in Western Europe. Founded in 1887, their range includes acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, and classical instruments, crafted traditionally with utmost care. Many guitarists and bassists, from beginners to professionals, choose Höfner for its attractive combination of sound, comfort, and build quality.

Beatles Bass

  • Design:  Semi-hollow with sustain block
  • Top:  Spruce wood
  • Body: Maple
  • 3-piece neck:  Maple - Beechwood - Maple
  • Fretboard:  Jatoba
  • Frets:  22
  • Scale:  76 cm
  • Nut width:  42 mm
  • Pickups:  2 Höfner H511B "staple humbucking"
  • Control panel:  with 2 volume controls
  • Switches:  2 on/off switches
  • Rhythm/solo switch:  for volume boost
  • Hardware:  Nickel-plated
  • Color:  Antique brown sunburst
More Information
Brand Hofner
Condition Pre-owned
Orientation Right-handed
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