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Danelectro Longhorn identification

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Blank_0101, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Blank_0101


    Mar 25, 2012
    Las cruces, NM
    I'll post a pic very soon FYI

    Anyways just picked it up for $120, it's the white pearl cascading into blue burst style, short scale with a black neck and headstock.

    Has tuners that look like my MIM telecaster not the white plastic dano ones, single volume and tone with chrome knobs and 3 way switch.

    has a serial number I'll add with the pic. and It says Korea.

    I like to know everything I can about the basses I get, and according to one site, it claims mine would be a chinese model.

    Also have a few questions on updates to improve this guy.
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Sounds like you have a Longhorn Pro. They have upgraded tuners and a fully adjustable metal bridge. And they were made in Korea if I recall correctly.

  3. Blank_0101


    Mar 25, 2012
    Las cruces, NM
    $120 a good price?
  4. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Yes , great deal .

    There's one Dano site that seems to indicate the single tone/volume pots with a toggle switch are Chinese , and yet some people have them with Korean stickers so there's some confusion there .

    I have a number of name and vintage basses that I have accumulated over the years and yet my Longhorn has been the one I gig with the most recently . Enjoy , they are great little basses !
  5. Blank_0101


    Mar 25, 2012
    Las cruces, NM
    The owner sanded the neck down I think I'll be just taking all the black paint off, and redoing the dano logo in black. I think the black neck looks dumb anyways against a bluebust finish.

    Also adding a rick style double input and maybe a home made diode circuit for switchable fuzz.
  6. Roget


    Jun 27, 2017
    I just picked up a Pro model. Wiki says: "Longhorn Pro (2000–2003. '58 Longhorn Bass [reissue] with adjustable bridge and upgraded tuners)." I can't find specifics about serial numbers. Mine has a sticker with 9 digits and Made in Korea. And I was also incorrectly told it's from the 90s. Wiki has a Danelectro production void from 1969 until 1998!?!?
  7. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I recently sold my Pro since I wasn't using it much and my "dolphin nose" fits me better.

    Yes Dano halted in '69 and in '98 Evets started importing the reissues.

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