Hofner Violin Bass Comtemporary "CT" - Sunburst, P/N: HCT-500/1-SB

Contemporary version of the Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass. Sunburst.

The best-selling 500/1 Contemporary version of the Hofner Violin Bass guitar in sunburst offers those wanting to own one of the World's iconic guitars the chance to do so at a very attractive price.

Recreating the style of the 1964 version.

Featuring 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 
• Model: HCT-500/1-SB 
• 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
• Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 22mm
• Thickness Neck + FB Near Heel: 24mm
• Heel Cap: Pearl
• Fingerboard Wood: Jatoba
• 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
• Type: Hofner Fretted
• Hardware Tuners: Single Nickel
• Tuner Buttons: Pearl
• Tailpiece: Trapeze Nickel
• Nut Material: Plastic
• Pickguard: White Pearl
• Pickup Neck: Hofner Staple Nickel 
• Pickup Bridge: Hofner Staple Nickel
• Potentiometer Knobs: Black and Silver
• Strings: Hofner HCT Roundwound
• Approximate Weight: 6lb
• Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret: 3mm
• Action Treble String at 12th Fret: 2mm

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Contemporary Series Violin Bass with Jatoba Fretboard
  • Sunburst
Color Family
  • Brown
Body Material
  • Maple
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Jatoba
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Active Preamp
  • No
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Shape
  • Violin
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Number of Frets
  • 22

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