Hofner's Modern Reissue of the Famous Beatle Bass!
Your Hofner HCT5001CT Series electric bass is a modern reissue of the iconic Beatles bass that Paul McCartney played. With vintage looks and a few fresh tweaks, this bass mixes the best of the old with some exciting new features. A resounding sustain block inside this baby's spruce topped maple body offers lingering tonal presence, and a pair of German made Staple-Top pickups fuel that infamous tone known to the world. Other features include a bound rosewood fingerboard of 22 frets, a bound headstock, a comfortable set-in maple neck with a zero fret, dual volume controls, and bass on, treble on, and solo boost switches.
Pair of German Made Staple-Top Pickups
This bass fuels a tone of notoriety heard all over the world from the Beatles' unparalleled career, and your two Hofner Staple-Top pickups capture that sound perfectly. These two baddies sound great together, and with your two volume controls, you'll be able to mix together just the right amount of signal from each pickup to get the sound you're looking for.
Spruce-Topped Maple Body with Resounding Sustain Block
The spruce top on your Hofner HCT5001 bass has a distinctive grain pattern that goes really well with this baby's vintage, violin-like look. Maple provides a fixed resonance with tight lows that won't get too punchy. Your HCT5001's body also houses a sustain block that provides additional resonance and lingering color to your playing.
Comfortable Bound Set-in Maple Neck
Your HCT5001 features a smooth bound set-in maple neck. As with this baby's body, maple necks have a pleasing but not overbearing snap to them. The bound rosewood fingerboard is smooth to the touch and features a zero fret at the headstock. Some guitarists argue that a zero fret gives your open notes a "fretted" sound, offering more overall consistency to your playing when you play those open notes in conjunction with fretted ones.
Bass, Treble, and Solo Boost Switches
The controls on your HCT5001 bass include two volume knobs for your pickups and three signal switches. Your bass on and treble on switches allow you to set your lows and highs to your liking, and your rhythm/solo switch gives a little boost to your signal if you want to play a more melodic-oriented lead. All three switches are located between your two volume controls for simple easy access.
- Spruce-topped maple body
- Bound set-in maple neck
- Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets
- Bound headstock with zero fret
- Pearloid button tuners
- Sustain block inside body to give a semi-hollow sound
- 30" scale
- A pair of German-made Staple-Top pickups
- Two volume controls with treble on, bass on, and rhythm/solo switches
- Trapeze tailpiece and ebony-based bridge
Get the ultimate in Beatle-bass style with the HCT5001 -- the most faithful recreation of Paul's original Hofner.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HOF HCT5001