Violin Bass - 61 'Cavern' 60th Anniversary Edition

Product number: H500/1-61-60TH-0
EAN: 4250358624830
The "Cavern" version of the Höfner Violin Bass. 60th Anniversary Edition!



Flag Handmade in Germany

The legendary Höfner Cavern Bass celebrates its 60th birthday - Made in Germany since 1961!

Our Anniversary Edition is limited to only 60 pieces (50 x right handed & 10 x left handed). All basses are individually numbered on the back of the headstock as well as in the certificate.

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.

Also included in the case: Certificate of Authenticity, Cavern Bass Booklet, Cavern DVD, Höfner jute bag, Cavern patch, Höfner Vintage Strap, stickers & a Höfner microfibre cloth. In addition to the official 60th Anniversary pick guard, another blank pick guard is included.




Violin Bass 'Cavern'
60th Anniversary

Model: H500/1-61-60TH-0  
Category Term Description
Body Shape Violin Bass
Wood Top Spruce
Soundhole  None
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple
Binding Top Black / White / Black
Binding Back Black / White / Black
Binding Sides White
Centerblock None
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
Scale 30"/76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Binding None
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
Pickup Bridge  
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
All Specifications subject to change  

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