Hofner 500/1 "Cavern" Violin Bass 1961

Hofner 500/1 "Cavern" Violin Bass 1961

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Product Details

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 500/1 "Cavern" Violin Bass
Finish
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1961
Made In
  • Germany
Categories
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Violin
Color Family
  • Brown
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup Configuration
  • HH
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Wood Top Style
  • Plain

Overview

1961 was the year of the famous "Cavern" 500/1, named for the Cavern Club in Liverpool where Paul McCartney played one during some of The Beatles' first shows. It's notable for its narrow pickup spacing and "Cavern" pickup covers. The 1961 500/1 can also be identified by its cream-colored control panel and pickguard and its laminated spruce top. The next year, Hofner reverted the 500/1 to its wider pickup spacing.

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