Hofner 500/1 1962 Re-issue, Liverpool Violin bass, short scale, 30" four string bass :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Bass Direct

 

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Hofner 500/1 1961 Vintage Violin bass bass (list £2260)

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  3. B stock with slight laquer runs on the front and back - see pictures below.

  4. 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 recognisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.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.



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Handmade in Germany


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 recognisable electric bass guitars in the music world in terms of both looks and sound.

Founded in 1864, Hofner's comprehensive range of guitars draws on the firms long-standing success making precision string instruments for musicians. The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney played a Hofner Violin Bass, and the company's superb attention to detail and stylish design has continued to inspire both rock and jazz musicians to this day. Despite the numerous changes over 125 years the company is still strongly a family firm with strong values for customers, and for high quality, musical instruments.

Fully hollow body

Original '61 Neck profile

Including a Hofner Vintage strap and Hofner case with Hygrometer

Finish: Sunburst

Body Wood Top: Spruce

Wood Back: Flame Maple

Wood Sides: Flame Maple

Centreblock: None

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

Weight: 5.3lb/2.8kg






















































 

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