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. Also available in left-handed version.
Handmade in Germany
SPECIFICATION SHEET Instrument:Violin Bass 'Cavern' Model:H500/1-61-0 CategoryTermDescriptionBodyShapeViolin BassWood TopSpruceSoundhole NoneWood BackFlame MapleWood SidesFlame MapleBinding TopBlack / White / BlackBinding BackBlack / White / BlackBinding SidesWhiteCenterblockNoneNeckWoodFlame Maple / Beech / Flame MapleConstructionThree PieceHeadstock ShapeHofner Violin Bass. Logo and ArtworkVertical Neck JointViolin Bass Set NeckJoint At16th FretThickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret21mmThickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret24mmHeel CapWhite PearlFingerboardWoodRosewoodScale30"/76cmNut Width42mmWidth At 12th Fret48mmInlaysPearl DotsBindingNoneSide DotsNoneNumber Of Frets22BridgeMaterialEbonyTypeHofner FrettedHardwareTunersSingle Nickel "Rugby Ball"Tuner ButtonsPlasticTailpieceHofner Trapeze NickelNut MaterialPlasticPickguardWhite PearlPickup NeckHofner Diamond NickelPickup MiddleHofner Diamond NickelPickup Bridge Potentiometer KnobsGold topElectricsHofner Pearl PanelStringsHofner Flat WoundApproximate Weight Kg2,1SetupAction Bass String at 12th Fret3mmAction Treble String at 12th Fret2mm All Specifications subject to change