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.
|Instrument:||Violin Bass 'Cavern'|
|Wood Back||Flame Maple|
|Wood Sides||Flame Maple|
|Binding Top||Black / White / Black|
|Binding Back||Black / White / Black|
|Neck||Wood||Flame Maple / Beech / Flame Maple|
|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||21mm|
|Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret||24mm|
|Heel Cap||White Pearl|
|Width At 12th Fret||48mm|
|Number Of Frets||22|
|Hardware||Tuners||Single Nickel "Rugby Ball"|
|Tailpiece||Hofner Trapeze Nickel|
|Pickup Neck||Hofner Diamond Nickel|
|Pickup Bridge||Hofner Diamond Nickel|
|Potentiometer Knobs||Gold top|
|Electrics||Hofner Pearl Panel|
|Strings||Hofner Flat Wound|
|Setup||Action Bass String at 12th Fret||3mm|
|Action Treble String at 12th Fret||2mm|
|All Specifications subject to change|
(c) 2012 Karl Höfner GmbH & Co. KG, Hagenau - Germany