60th Anniversary Bass

To celebrate 60 years of the iconic Violin Bass

In 2016 the Violin Bass will be 60 years old. First shown to the public at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956 it has become an iconic instrument, known the world over.

Höfner will be producing a strictly limited edition of 60 special basses. These will be available from the spring of 2016. An example will be on show at NAMM 2016 in January.

We commissioned Klaus Voormann, famous designer of The Beatles Revolver album cover, to design the artwork for the top of the bass. We asked that this be in the style of Revolver which will, coincidentally, 50 years old in 2016. The bass is finished in pure white and uses only black hardware. It also incorporates the headstock design of the original batch of basses from 1956. A limited number will be available left handed.

There are several goodies included in the case with this bass including a certificate signed by Kalus Voormann, an art print of the design, special coffee cup, special pen, white strap and more.

Höfner 60th Anniversary Bass 

Höfner 60th Anniversary Bass


Klaus Voormann


Höfner 60th Anniversary Bass