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Hofner Club Bass Cavern Spacing NAMM Relic, 2018

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The Hofner 500/2 Club Bass Cavern spacing is a limited edition instrument based on the mid 1960’s hollow body single cutaway Club Bass, with ‘Cavern’ or ‘Close’ spacing pickups. The version seen here carries a ‘Relic’ vintage sunburst finish, and was shown at the 2019 NAMM extravaganza in Anaheim, California.

This is a new instrument, delivering the look and tone of a vintage Club bass. The hollow bodies give an unmistakable ‘thump’ and strongly suggest the response of an upright bass, but with a lot more volume. The light weight and 30-inch short scale make these very comfortable to play for any length of time.

The original Hofner case is included.

From the Hofner website about the 500/2 Club Bass Cavern Spacing:

“The 500/2 Club Bass was introduced in 1964 as an alternative to the increasingly popular 500/1 Violin Bass. It was aimed at players who wanted the unique Höfner bass sound but who didn’t want to look like Paul McCartney! The body had been in production since 1954 but only as a guitar. It was a fairly simple production decision to put the Violin Bass neck into a Club body and create a new product. The 500/2 Club bass today is still built in exactly the same way as in 1964 and uses the same components.

Sound and Style

Many prefer the 500/2 Club Bass to the 500/1 Violin Bass as it offers a bigger body but produces almost identical tones – the legendary Höfner bottom end thump. With a fully hollow body and short scale (30″) neck it is a light and easy bass to play. Available in Ignition, Contemporary and German built versions it remains a popular bass for those wanting that distinctive vintage sound.”

And further, about the Limited Edition model shown here:

“The Hofner 500/2 Club Bass is inspired by the original Hofner 1965 model. With its cutaway body design it provides ease of playability and delivers a true vintage sound with full deep bass tones from its fully hollow body.

Limited Edition of just 48 instruments each year.  Featuring ‘close space’ pickups and shellac varnish.

Includes a Hofner case.”

Price: $4099 CAD
  • Model: 500/2 Club Bass Cavern Spacing
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish Relic Vintage Sunburst
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: T0503H039
  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 12/03/2019

  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.73lbs 2.15kg
  • Scale Length: 762mm 30in
  • Nut Width: 42.5mm 1,67in
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