H500/1-61-0 Cavern Violin Bass

All the way from Liverpool. 

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.

H500/1-61-0 Cavern Violin Bass technical specifications

Manufacturer Höfner
Made In Germany
GTIN 14 04250358614107
Manufacturer Part Number 80021820, H500/1-61-0, H500/1-61L-0
Colour Black
Left-Friendly? Yes, No
Lefty/Right Handed Left Handed, Right Handed
Body Type Chambered
Body Shape Family Other
Top Material Family Ash
Body Material Family Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
Fretboard Material Family Brownwood
Neck Material Family Birch
String Number 4
Number of Frets 17
Pickup Configuration H
Active Pickup? No, Yes
Pickup Brand Aguilar

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