Beatle Guitars & Gear

NEW – 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. It features 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.

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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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AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER – Ordered specifically to Beatle Spec, this Sonic Blue Fender Custom Shop 1961 Strat is a stunning example of the Sonic Blue Stratocasters that were 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. The quarter sawn ‘birds-eye’ maple neck finished in nitrocellulose lacquer, is capped with a dark Indian rosewood fingerboard, with rolled fingerboard edges which gives this guitar an amazing feel. The guitar is fitted with vintage pickups, and a vintage aged pickguard, pickup covers and knobs. This guitar plays and sounds like the best Strat ever! Very ‘Nowhere Man’ Beatle-esque and Ultra Cool!

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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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