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 4250358614107
Manufacturer Part Number 80021820, H500/1-61-0, H500/1-61L-0
Colour Burst
Finish Vintage Sunburst
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Body Type Hollow Body
Body Shape Family Violin
Top Material Family Spruce
Top Material Spruce
Body Material Family Maple
Body Material Flame Maple
Fretboard Material Family Rosewood
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Neck Material Family Maple
Neck Material Flame Maple
String Number 4
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width (inch) 1.65
Scale Length (inch) 30
Pickup Configuration H-H
Pickup Active/Passive Passive
Pickup Brand Höfner
Bridge Pickup Model Diamond Nickel Humbucker
Neck Pickup Model Diamond Nickel Humbucker

H500/1-61-0 Cavern Violin Bass reviews & comparison videos

H500/1-61-0 Cavern Violin Bass reviews & comparison

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