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.
||Violin Bass "Cavern"
||Wood Top Spruce
Wood Back Flame Maple
Wood Sides Flame Maple - 52mm
||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
Nut Width 42mm
Width At 12th Fret 48mm
Inlays Pearl Dots
Number Of Frets 22
||Strings Hofner Flat Wound
Action Bass String at 12th Fret 3mm
Action Treble String at 12th Fret 2mm
||Ebony Hofner Fretted
||2X Hofner Diamond Nickel
Hofner v61 Violin Bass Demo