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Brand New with Warranty. We are an authorized Hofner Dealer.
The Hofner 500/1 'Cavern' Violin Bass takes its 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 with flat back, and chunky '61 Neck profile. Includes a Hofner H65/50 leather strap and Hofner Vintage style case.
How Does It Play?
We give a thorough setup to every instrument that comes through our shop. From truss rod to nut slots, pickup heights to saddle heights, you can rest assured we have this one dialed in. We also do a thorough inspection and check of all electronics and hardware to make sure nothing slips by!
This model ships with Vintage style Hofner hard case!
Model #: H500/1-61L-0
Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple
Binding Top: Black / White / Black
Binding Back: Black / White / Black
Binding Sides: White
Wood: Flame Maple / Beech / Flame Maple
Construction: Three Piece
Headstock Shape: Hofner Violin Bass
Logo and Artwork: Vertical
Neck Joint: Violin Bass Set Neck
Joint At: 16th Fret
Thickness Neck + FB At 1st Fret: 24mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 28mm
Heel Cap: White Pearl
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Side Dots: None
Number Of Frets: 22
Type: Hofner Fretted
Tuners: Single Nickel “Rugby Ball”
Tuner Buttons: Plastic
Tailpiece: Hofner Trapeze Nickel
Nut Material: Plastic
Pickguard: White Pearl
Pickup Neck: Hofner Diamond Nickel
Pickup Middle: Hofner Diamond Nickel
Pickup Bridge: None
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top
Electrics: Hofner Pearl Panel
Strings: Hofner Flat Wound