Cool longhorn.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marko 1, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Cool longhorn.

    One of the bands before us tonight (well, Sat night, I‘m just getting ready to hit the sack).

    I had to get a pic of it. I didn’t talk to him, but one of my buddies said the guy told him he got it in 1969.

    Just wanted to share.

  2. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    That is a very cool looking bass. Looks to be a long scale. Most Longhorns that I've seen were short scale. I have short scale reissue with flats that I really do like. :cool:
  3. Goodlawdy


    Mar 27, 2008
    Pretty sure that's a Hondo II. See the pbass pickup?
  4. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    It is a Hondo, I had one for a while. It had a case of neck dive like no other bass I've ever owned.
  5. JoeyZ


    May 9, 2005
    Notice the firmly placed forearm placed strategically on the rear..I think you're right!!
  6. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    It looks light enough, I'd probably just tie the strap to the headstock acoustic guitar style. That'd kill the neck dive.
  7. Marko 1

    Marko 1 Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2009
    N.E. Ohio
    Yeah, I guess it was a 70s/80s Hondo... so I guess he didn’t get it in ‘69.

    I really wasn’t paying close-enough attention, but noticed the pickups later when I was going over the pics I uploaded from the gig.

    I don’t know that much about the older/vintage stuff, I’m more new to this, but it was cool to see, and I think he was flattered that I came up to take pics.

    He was up there taking pics of us later, so I felt good that I did that for him.

    All-in-all a fun little concert, benefit for a good cause, and real close to home. :)
  8. lug

    lug Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2005
    League City, Tx
    I had the hondo and quite liked it. Nice bass for the price. Did dive like a submarine though. :D
  9. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I bought one when they came out in the mid 80s, so no he didn't get the Hondo in 1969!
    It was a nice bass, played it for years, sold it to a friend and may buy it back someday.