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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.
Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case.
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GOLD SERIES FLAT WOUND - Strings are long scale (34"/86cm), appromimately 040w 055w 075w 105w. Made in Germany. STRING GAUGES MAY VARY AS THEY ARE HAND WOUND.
Pyramid heavy round wound nickel bass strings. Gauges: .045 .065 .085 .105
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