Hofner 500/1 CT Contemporary Beatle Bass Fab Gear Model (Sunburst)

Hofner_contemporary_Series_Bass_guitar_Sunburst_Beatle_Bass_Violin_Paul_McCartney_42322NEW - The Hofner Contemporary CT Series is a more affordable version of the famous German made Hofner Beatle bass. Using all German made parts the HCT-500/1 faithfully reproduces the look, feel and tone of the classic Hofner Beatle bass from the early '60s at a very affordable price. Everyone who buys one of the cool Hofner CT basses always wants the hard shell Hofner case and a set of Hofner Tea Cup knob so the bass looks like McCartney’s Beatle bass. The Hofner Fab Gear CT Beatle bass comes with the authentic Hofner Tea Cup knobs and Hofner deluxe hardshell case at a killer price!

The HCT-500/1 features beautiful Flame Maple body with a Spruce top and hand carved solid Spruce sustain block inside the body of the bass to give you an in-depth, resonating bass tone with superior sustain. The 30'' scale of the set, 3-piece Maple/Beech/Maple neck combined with 22 frets and Rosewood fingerboard featured on the HCT-500/1 give this bass it's incredible feel and playability. Housing original Höfner (German made) Staple-Top pick-ups, the HCT-500 is sure to give you that highly sought-after vintage tone. The classic control panel features dual volume controls, on/off switches for the bass and treble, and a rhythm/solo switch that gives your bass that extra boost, allowing you to really pushes your sound over the edge.

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Price: $879.99




  • Body Shape: Violin Bass
  • Wood Top: Spruce
  • Wood Back: Flame Maple
  • Wood Sides: Flame Maple
  • Top Binding: Black / White / Black
  • Back Binding: 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 At16th Fret
  • Thickness: Neck + FB At 1st Fret22mm Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel24mm
  • Heel Cap: Pearl



  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • Scale: 30" / 76cm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Binding: White Side Dots
  • Number Of Frets: 22



  • Bridge Material: Ebony
  • Tuners: Single Nickel
  • Tuner Buttons: Pearl
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel
  • Nut Material: Plastic
  • Pickguard: White Pearl
  • Tone Knobs: Tea cup Knobs
  • Strings: Hofner HCT Roundwound



  • Neck Pickup: Hofner Staple Pickup
  • Bridge Pickup Hofner Staple Pickup

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