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Hofner Ignition "Cavern" Violin Bass Sunburst

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RRP  £319.00

Ex Vat: £265.83

Hofner Ignition "Cavern" Violin Bass Sunburst


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  • Hofner Violin Electric Bass - 61 'Cavern'
  • Elegant Spruce Top
  • Flamed Maple back and sides
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel pickups

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Classic Hofner Sound

Taking a lead from Hofners 70s Violin Bass models the Ignition Violin Bass guitars from Hofner let you get your hands on one of the world''s iconic guitars. In contrast to the HCT model this version has a fully hollow body and of course comes with the famous Hofner control panel, wooden bridge and Hofner style tailpiece. The Hofner Ignition Violin bass comes at the perfect price point for players requiring the classic Hofner sound on a budget.

Familiar Feel

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 'Cavern' Violin Bass takes its 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 a left-handed version.

Spruce Top

The Hofner Violin "Cavern" Electric Bass has a Spruce top giving a clarity and top-end, unlike any other bass. With exquisite flame Maple back and sides providing some balance to the overall tone. The Violin Bass has a solid maple neck supporting a rosewood fingerboard for tight precise notes. The unique sound is further enhanced by Hofner Ignition Staple Nickel pickups.


The Hofner Violin Electric Bass - 61 'Cavern' is a bass with a specific purpose but with hugely versatile attributes. With a distinctive look and sound, the Violin bass is great for both studio but especially for stage and is at a price that will not break the bank.

Model CodeHICASB
Fulfilled By SupplierYes
Product TypeElectric Bass Guitars


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