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Hofner Violin Bass CT Sunburst Bass Guitar

Violin Bass CT Sunburst Bass Guitar, Flame Maple Body w/ Spruce Top, 30" Scale 3-Piece Maple/Beech/Maple Neck, Hofner Staple Nickel Bridge & Neck Pickups w/ Electronics Panel, Ebony Hofner Fretted Bridge


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This 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.

The Violin Bass CT Sunburst recreates the style of the 1964 version.

Featuring a sustain block inside the body to give modern, deep-resonating bass sounds, it still retains the original Hofner Beatles bass sound with a short scale of 30" and the small violin bass body.


  • Violin Bass Body Shape
  • Flame Maple Body w/ Spruce Top
  • 30" Scale 3-Piece Maple/Beech/Maple Neck
  • Hofner Staple Nickel Bridge & Neck Pickups w/ Electronics Panel
  • Ebony Hofner Fretted Bridge
  • Single Nickel Tuners
  • Case Not Included

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  • Bass Guitar

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I don't have anything negative to say about this bass. I bought new strings for it. However, the strings that came sound great. Have not changed them yet. Played both ignition and CT (500/1). CT much better quality. Play with Fender Rumble. 40 watt. Nice bass.



Great bass for it's price.


I collect guitars for my own playing pleasure; mostly Fender, Gibson, and Gretsch. I wanted to add a bass to my playing. No $300 or $3000 guitars...just quality that affordable. After researching many styles and prices, I was hooked on the Hofner 500/1 CT. I don't want to look or sound like Paul M. but I liked the violin shape. Now that I have one I like the sound of it...just enough difference to be pleasingly different. Keep in mind I don't play with a band. My music style is oldies...just like my age.



Popular contemporary bass


Have been using it for three weeks now plays very well good quality definitely a step up from the ignition series



Violin Bass CT Sunburst Bass Guitar

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 42mm
Body Style Violin Bass
Neck Type Set Neck
Neck Wood Maple/Beech/Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Flamed Maple
Top Spruce
Bridge Pickup Hofner Staple
Neck Pickup Hofner Staple
Bridge Type Hofner Fretted
Tuning Machines Single Nickel w/ Pearl Buttons
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included No
Model HCT-500/1-SB
Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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