1961 Höfner 500/1 Cavern "Beatles Bass" - Sunburst
1961 Höfner 500/1 Cavern "Beatles Bass" - Sunburst incl. black hardshell case.
Original 1961 Höfner 500/1 Cavern bass. This is the rare "close-pickup" model, also known as "Cavern - Bass" similar to the one Paul Mc Cartney played in his early years with the Beatles. Propaply a late 61 version as this bass allready features the headstock with the small Hofner transfer-logo. The bass is in excellent condition for its age with some minor weatherchecking and almost no visible playwear. Both orig. Höfner "Diamond" - pickups sound great, the tuners work fine, straight neck, trussrod works well and the action is great. Both pots on the perloid control-panel work without any noises and are dated to 1961. Nice and comfortable to play, great sound and for shure one of the most sought-after Höfner basses! Comes in incl. black hardshell case with blue lining.
- Semiacoustic, violin shaped maple body,
- Solid arched spruce top,
- Maple sides and back,
- 30" scale mapleneck,
- Rosewood fretboard w/ 22 frets,
- 2x Hofner "Diamond" humbucking pickups
- 2x Volume, Bass/Treble/Solo -switch,
- Original perloid pickguard,
- Incl. black hardshell case w/blue lining.