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Pittsburgh Guitars is a Hofner Premium Dealer, and one of only eight independently-owned shops in the U.S. that is authorized to order and stock German-built basses and guitars. We also carry the full line of the Contemporary and Ignition Series instruments and can order Custom Shop German instruments.
When Karl Hofner started the company in 1887, I do not think that he could have envisioned exactly how his company would evolve and what it would be best known for. If only he could have been sitting in front of a television in the United States on February 9th, 1964! The Beatles performed on The Ed Sullivan Show and Paul McCartney played his Hofner “Beatle Bass” in front of a television audience that was estimated to be 73 million people! On that evening a new generation of musicians and bands was born. The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass instantly moved from an obscure instrument to superstar status. Beatlemania exploded and The Beatles’ images were plastered everywhere, along with the instruments that they played.
The popularity of The Beatles continues today along with the famous instruments with which they played and recorded some of the most popular music ever. Other notable musicians and bands that have used Hofner instruments include Tom Petty, Cheap Trick, Sonic Youth, Fleet Foxes, Peter Tosh, Barenaked Ladies, Tina Weymouth, Aerosmith … and the list goes on.
Take a look at the Hofners on our site. We always have instruments on order, and if you don’t see your Hofner on our site, we can order it for you!
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New Hofner ‘B-Stock’ H500/1-62-O 1962 Reissue “Mersey” Beatle Bass, Sunburst, with Hard Case and Free Shipping; Made in Germany$3,099.99
New Hofner Ignition Pro Left-Handed Beatle Bass, HI-BB-PE-L-SB, Sunburst, w/Upgraded Features & Free Shipping$449.99
New Hofner 1961 LTD Cavern Beatle Bass, H500/1-61-O, Handmade in Germany, with Hard Case and Free Shipping$3,299.99
New Hofner HCT-500/7 CT Series Verythin Bass, Sunburst, with Free Shipping$899.99
New Hofner HCT-500/7 CT Series Verythin Bass, Sunburst, with Free Shipping & Hard Case$1,059.98
New Hofner Ignition Pro Beatle Bass, HI-BB-PE-SB, Sunburst, w/Upgraded Features & Free Shipping$449.99
New Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Bass, White Finish, with Gig Bag$229.99
New Hofner HCT-SHVB, CT Series Shorty Violin Bass, Sunburst Finish with Gig Bag$249.99
New Hofner Ignition Pro Beatle Bass, HI-BB-PE-PW, Pearl White, w/Upgraded Features, Free Shipping$449.99
New Hofner Shorty Electric Travel Bass, Root Beer Finish, with Gig Bag$229.99
Hofner H65/50 Vintage-Style Dark Brown Leather Strap for Hofner Beatle Basses!$59.99
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