Hofner HCT500/1 4-String HCT Series Violin Bass Guitar in Sunburst


Recreating The Style Of The Original 1964 Version

For that classic Macca sound.

  • Spruce Top
  • Flame Maple Back & Sides
  • Spruce Centreblock
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
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Hofner Hofner HCT Violin Bass, Sunburst


Hofner Violin Bass – CT – Sunburst

Product number: HCT-500/1-SB
Contemporary version of the Höfner 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      
Category     Term     Description
Body     Shape     Violin Bass
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 Middle      
Pickup Bridge     Hofner Staple Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs     Black and Silver
Strings     Hofner HCT Roundwound
Approximate Weight Kg     2,7
Setup     Action Bass String at 12th Fret     3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret     2mm