Skip to main content Skip to footer
Get it by Christmas - 1 day left for Christmas ground shipping
Looking for Coupons?Call us Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG01 Biggest Coupon 12-13-17
Hofner Logo
Product J15387

Hofner Hofner 1961 Cavern Reissue Electric Violin Bass

  • Write a Review

The 500/1 Violin Bass was developed by Walter H¶fner and in 1956, he presented it at the Frankfurt Musikmesse music trade show. Not only its design b...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
Don't Forget
OVERVIEW

A perfect replica of Paul McCartney's Hofner bass from 1961.

The 500/1 Violin Bass was developed by Walter H¶fner and in 1956, he presented it at the Frankfurt Musikmesse music trade show. Not only its design but also the unmistakable sound all contribute to the high recognition value of this classic. The same as it was 50 years ago, this instrument is manufactured in the H¶fner workshops in Hagenau by hand. All instruments from German production are delivered from the factory with flatwound strings that reproduce the original sound of the '60s.

The H¶fner 500/1 1961 derives its name from the Cavern Club in Liverpool which was opened in 1957. The Cavern Club was one of the most sought after performance opportunities in Europe for new bands of that BeatBoom era. In 1960, Ringo Starr played WITH Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. Even before the middle of 1961, the Beatles appeared as a representative of 'Merseybeat' scene in the spotlight of the Cavern Club.

The 1961 Cavern Reissue is a replica of the '61 model, which Paul McCartney bought in Hamburg.

FEATURES
Body 
Shape: Violin Bass
Wood Top: Spruce
Soundhole: None
Wood Back: Flame Maple
Wood Sides: Flame Maple - 52mm
Binding Top: Black / White / Black
Binding Back: Black / White / Black
Binding Sides: White
Centerblock: None
Neck
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: 21mm
Thickness Neck + FB At 12th Fret: 24mm
Heel Cap: White Pearl
Fingerboard
Wood: Rosewood
Scale: 30"/76cm
Nut Width: 42mm
Width At 12th Fret: 48mm
Inlays: Pearl Dots
Binding: None
Side Dots: None
Number Of Frets: 22
Bridge
Material: Ebony
Type: Hofner Fretted
Finish
Top: Sunburst
Body: Sunburst
Neck: Sunburst
Hardware
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: None
Pickup Bridge: Hofner Diamond Nickel
Potentiometer Knobs: Gold top

Order today!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Hofner 1961 Cavern Reissue Electric Violin Bass
 
5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
5.0

if this wasn't stolen?.,....

By Hunterguitar

from Fredricksville, MD

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hofner 1961 Cavern Reissue Electric Violin Bass:

    if this wasn't stolen I wonder if Paul would prefer this model? I have a few Hofner basses and I think I prefer these pickups and spacing. The bridge pickup sounds less harsh plus a bonus finger rest. cool bass and nice neck

     
    5.0

    Hofner enthusiast!

    By Andy

    from Williamsport, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hofner 1961 Cavern Reissue Electric Violin Bass:

      I'm a Hofner enthusiast and big Beatles fan. Have quite a few Hofner's in my collection but was missing the Cavern Bass. I'm starting to like the pickup spacing better than the traditional Honfer's for playability. This is turning into my go to Beatle Bass.

      Displaying reviews 1-2

      Back to top

      See All Hofner 4 String Electric Bass
      You are changing the Ship-To country.

      Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.