Hofner 500/1 Cavern Left Handed Violin Bass, Sunburst
Hofner 500/1 Cavern Left Handed Violin Bass, SunburstDetails
Inspired by the original 1961 model launched at Music Messe 1956 and purchased by Paul McCartney in Hamburg. A hollow-bodied bass guitar with an instantly recognisable sound and fantastic stage presence.
Please note: This bass guitar features all the same specs as the Hofner 500/1 Vintage 61 Violin Bass reissue, but has been renamed '500/1' Cavern Violin Bass.
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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.
Founded in 1864, Hofner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney played a Hofner Violin Bass, and the company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has continued to inspire both rock and jazz musicians to this day. Despite the numerous changes over 125 years the company is still strongly a family firm with strong values for customers, and for high quality, musical instruments.
- Model: H500/1-61L-0
- Family: Violin Bass
- Finish: Sunburst
- Wood Top: Spruce
- Wood Back: Flame Maple
- Wood Sides: Flame Maple
- Centreblock: None
- Wood: Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale: 30"/76cm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Pickup Neck: Hofner Diamond Nickel
- Pickup Bridge: Hofner Diamond Nickel
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