Hofner 500/1 61 Cavern Violin Beatle Bass


£1,695.00
Availability: 1 in stock.

 

The Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass was designed by Walter Hofner and launched at the Frankfurt Music Messe in 1956.

The Hofner 500/1 Vintage 61 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. 

Hofner Tweed hard case

Finish: Sunburst.

Body Wood Top: Spruce 

Back: Flame Maple 

Sides: Flame Maple

Neck Wood: Flame Maple/Beech/Flame Maple

Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood

Scale: 30"/76cm

Nut Width: 42mm

Number Of Frets: 22

Hardware

Pickup Neck: Hofner Diamond Nickel 

Pickup Bridge: Hofner Diamond Nickel

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