Beatle Guitars & Gear

NEW – The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has since gone on to become one of the most recongisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound. The Hofner 500/1 ‘Cavern’ Violin Bass takes it’s name from the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Opened in 1957 this Club was one of the most important small clubs in Europe for bands trying to make it big in the Beatboom era. In 1960 the first beat night session was held featuring Rory Storm and the Hurricanes with Ringo Starr on drums and by mid 1961 the Merseybeat scene was in full flow with the Beatles and the Cavern Club centre stage. Inspired by the original 1961 model which was purchased by Paul McCartney in Hamburg. Fully hollow body. Original ’61 Neck profile. Also available in left-handed version.

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER – Rickenbacker 360 12-string electric guitar. The world’s most popular twelve string electric guitar boasts all of the deluxe features of its Model 360 cousin. A standard for recording for more than thirty years, its haunting, melodic chorus has continued to benefit from evolution. The slimmed and re-contoured neck now makes the 360/12 easier to play than ever. The bound body and Rosewood fingerboard, inlayed with triangular pearloid markers, provide an exceptionally attractive appearance. Stereo output is standard.

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NEW – Fender Custom Shop Beatle Spec Sonic Blue 1961 Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar. Ordered specifically to Beatle Spec, this Sonic Blue Fender Custom Shop 1961 Strat is a stunning example of the Beatle Spec Stratocaster like the ones used by John Lennon and George Harrison. It’s crafted from lightweight alder and finished in a thin skin lightly aged ‘Relic’ Sonic Blue lacquer finish.

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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER – When Beatlemania took America by storm in 1964 it initiated a rise in the popularity of the model 325, famously used by John Lennon the model 325C64 duplicates the Model 325 that Lennon received from Rickenbacker in 1964. Complete with semi-hollow Maple body, re-shaped body and headstock, three vintage-style pickups, and Accent Vibrato. also included is a Vintage Reissue Rickenbacker hardshell case. Is this the definitive John Lennon guitar? Yeah Yeah Yeah!!!

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NEW – The D-28 John Lennon is the follow up to the D-28 John Lennon 75th Anniversary limited edition model, commemorating John’s 75th birthday. This beautiful Dreadnought is sure to be a wonderful addition to any guitar enthusiast’s collection. A solid Sitka spruce top with Vintage Tone System is combined with East Indian rosewood back and sides – the back being inlaid with a peace sign.

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