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Old electric bass identification.

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


  1. hibeam

    hibeam

    Oct 16, 2002
    USA
    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

    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

    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

    hibeam

    Oct 16, 2002
    USA
    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

    DarkMazda

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

    DM
     
  7. Chap

    Chap

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

    hibeam

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

    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.