Danelectro Longhorn 4423 Bass Refin (1965)

  • Good Condition
  • Year: circa 1965
  • Includes Hard Shell Case


One of the flagship models for Danelectro, the Longhorn Bass (Model 4423) is a serious vibe maker dating back to the 60's. These short scale (30") scale beasts still rip, with lipstick pickups and the always cool and lightweight masonite hollow body. This example comes to us in good shape, but had been refinished and reworked to get in good playing condition. A fairly well done Copper edge burst over white is accurate in color to the original, without the vinyl trim along its edge. Some sort of silly imperfections in the finish, along with the play wear just add to the cool punk-y vibe that these instruments are fairly well known for. A nice bright tone, the lip stick pickups work as they should - having been previously rewired - still with concentric pots for Volume and Tone of each pickup. The original wiring harness and knobs are included in the sale and date accurately to the end of '65, placing this sometime likely between '65-'66. Repro cover is included in the sale, but would need to sized for use as the cavity cover. Original tuners have been replaced with nice, era correct Kluson Deluxe Double lines. The neck is straight, and feels rugged having also been refinished. While body cracks are present along the basses edge, notably near the heel and at the strap button, the structural integrity is intact.

Was: $1795.00

Now Only: $995.00

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