Original Article Written for Bass Guitar Magazine Image courtesy of www.hofner.com The Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass is undoubtedly one of the most distinguishable and significant instruments in bass guitar history. Designed by Walter Höfner in 1955, its public debut was at the Frankfurt Musikmesse in 1956. 2016 marked the bass’ 60-year anniversary. The Violin Bass’ hollow…