HOFNER H500/1-61L-O 1961 LTD Cavern Reissue Violin Bass Left Handed Sunburst Made in Germany with case, strap, COA, Hofner Factory/Builder Photograph Collection, + candy
Bass weighs 4lb 14oz
Full resonance body made of flamed maple with spruce top. Three-piece maple neck with beech reinforcement and rosewood fingerboard. Nut width 42mm, scale length 762mm. Sunburst finish.
Includes Höfner Vintage strap and case. Also available as right-hand version.
Handmade in Germany
The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956. It has since gone on to become one of the most recongisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.
The Hofner 500/1 'Cavern' Violin Bass takes it's name from the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Opened in 1957 this Club was one of the most important small clubs in Europe for bands trying to make it big in the Beatboom era. In 1960 the first beat night session was held featuring Rory Storm and the Hurricanes with Ringo Starr on drums and by mid 1961 the Merseybeat scene was in full flow with the Beatles and the Cavern Club centre stage.
Inspired by the original 1961 model which was purchased by Paul McCartney in Hamburg. Fully hollow body. Original '61 Neck profile.
Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.
Instrument: Violin Bass 'Cavern'
Category Term Beschreibung
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
Neck Wood Flame Maple / Beech / Flame Maple
Construction Three Piece
Headstock Shape Hofner Violin Bass.
Logo and Artwork Vertical
Neck Joint Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 24mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 28mm
Heel Cap White Pearl
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Side Dots None
Number Of Frets 22
Bridge Material Ebony
Type Hofner Fretted
Hardware Tuners Single Nickel "Rugby Ball"
Tuner Buttons Plastic
Tailpiece Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material Plastic
Pickguard White Pearl
Pickup Neck Hofner Diamond Nickel
Pickup Middle Hofner Diamond Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs Gold top
Electrics Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Approximate Weight Kg 2,1
Setup Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm