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Old electric bass identification.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by hibeam, Jan 16, 2003.

  1. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    I found this old picture whilst going through some photo albums, I believe the headstock says harmony, but I can't tell. I believe it was taken in the 40s at some point.

    Any ideas?
    (file is attached)
  2. tsolo


    Aug 24, 2002
    Ft. Worth
    I can't be sure 'cause i wasn't there but, that's probably a tenor guitar.
  3. jblake


    Aug 30, 2001
    Gray, ME
    Hey Hibeam,

    I think that's a tenor guitar, not a bass. I could be wrong though.
  4. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    thats probably true cause the scale looks short.
  5. Most definitely a tenor guitar. They were quite popular up to the 50's.
  6. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    its a short scale and plus, look at the string spacing!

  7. Chap


    May 27, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV
    I wonder what the black thing is, sticking out of his hat...
  8. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002
    Thats probably a peice of crud stuck btween the scanner and the pic.
  9. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    It certainly doesn't look electric to me..
  10. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    At first glance, I thought "tenor guitar."

    BUT - look at those strings! They aren't like any guitar strings I've ever seen.