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Bass Guitar Hofner Violin Bass 500/1-61 "Cavern"

Price: 2.589,44 € EUR 2176.00
incl. VAT 19% without shipping cost
(tax free price 2.176,00 €)
SKU: H-500/1-61
Manufacturer: Karl Hofner
Dispatch: Ships within 2-6 weeks



Handmade in Germany.
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Bass Guitar Hofner Violin Bass 500/1-61 "Cavern"

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 Star 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.
Technical characteristics
Instrument Violin Bass "Cavern"
Model H500/1-61-0
H500/1-61L-0 (left-handed)
Body Wood Top Spruce
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple - 52mm
Neck Wood Flame Maple/Beech /Flame Maple
Construction Three Piece
Neck Joint Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret 24mm
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Scale 30"/76cm
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Number Of Frets 22
Strings Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm
Bridge Ebony Hofner Fretted
Finish Sunburst
Pickup 2X Hofner Diamond Nickel
Paul McCartney
Hofner 500/1 Cavern
Hofner 500/1 Cavern
Hofner 500/1 Cavern
Hofner 500/1 Cavern
Hofner 500/1 Cavern
Hofner 500/1 Strap
Hofner v61 Violin Bass Demo
Karl Höfner Karl Hofner GmbH & Co. KG is a German manufacturer of musical instruments, with one division that manufactures guitars and basses, and another that manufactures other string instruments, such as ukuleles, violins, violas, cellos and double basses. Much of Höfner's popularity is attributed to Paul McCartney's use of the Höfner 500/1 bass throughout his career. This violin-shaped model is commonly referred to as the "Beatle bass". Elcoda is an authorized dealer of Hofner. All Hofner guitars are available at attractive prices.
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