1961 Hofner 500/1 Cavern Bass






500/1 Cavern Bass



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SKU: 13393


This is a neat 1961 Hofner 500/1 Violin Bass aka the “Beatle Bass” or most well know as the “Cavern Bass”. It’s got a Hollow-body for that acoustic tonality. Its stunning 3-tone Sunburst finish has been perfectly refinished by Ross Teigen to replicate Paul McCartney’s original ’61 Cavern Bass Paul just got back that was stolen decades ago. Its 2 original Hofner stamped Cavern pickups sound great still retaining its small pickup surrounds, unlike Paul’s bass that has a large black surround. It’s got the smaller horizontal Gold decal logo from later 1961. Its repro white mutha-a-toilet Pickgard fits perfectly & matches the control plate. It’s got repro tuners but retains its original gold cap knobs. This is 1 of only 41 made in 1961 & it bears the date “25 July 1961” inside under the top by the bridge. Fantastic warm and powerful tonality on a featherweight easy to live with example. She’s excellent, truly a beauty & has very little fade nor any major wear. Perfect for any Beatle gig or for any prominent bass collection. Comes in its original soft case.