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 Vintage 61 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. Also available in left-handed version.
Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Wood: Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple
Nut Width: 42mm
Number Of Frets: 22
Pickup Neck: Hofner Diamond Nickel
Pickup Bridge: Hofner Diamond Nickel
(c) 2012 Karl Höfner GmbH & Co. KG, Hagenau - Germany