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Danelectro Longhorn Bass Guitar

First made in 1958, this squawky short scale bass is loved for its distinctive sound. Heard on countless recordings.


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Discounted Price $499.00

Discounted Price $499.00
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The Danelectro Longhorn Bass is packed with vintage vibe. Its short scale neck with 24 medium frets make this bass great for guitarists or smaller handed bassists.

The Longhorn Bass features high impedance, high output Lipstick pickups that produce rich, round bass tones. With a few tweaks to the controls you'll get the classic '60s R&B tones. Shape your tone with the stacked volume/tone controls for each pickup. This bass also features the classic Dano-shaped headstock with vintage style tuners. Case not included.

In 1956, a small company from New Jersey invented an entirely new guitar. Its "signature tone" changed music forever. Now Danelectro is back with more tone and better playability than ever. With every instrument 100% set up in California, Danelectro will astound you!

  • 1958 Longhorn body shape
  • 29.75" short-scale neck
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Fully adjustable bridge
  • 2-high output, high impedance lipstick pickups
  • 2 stacked volume/tone control sets
  • Case not included

Get your Danelectro '56 Longhorn Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Longhorn Bass Rules


Great product & service. Been using for Praise Band.



Crazy Cool Featherweight


As long as your expectations are realistic, you won't be disappointed. This is a Korean repro of an American classic. The build quality is quite good, and my Longhorn came perfectly set up, which was a total shock, since I'm obsessive about neck relief and string height. I had all my tools ready to tweak the action, but discovered that it was good-to-go right out of the box. I'm not a big fan of round wounds, but in this case, the strings are a perfect complement to the character and sound of the instrument. The Longhorn's high-output, lipstick pickups are hot. The first time I played with my band, I had to dial down my amp's normal volume settings (a Bugera Veyron into two Phil Jones 4x5 cabs). We did some casual recording, and the Longhorn really stood out in the mix (in a good way, according to our vocalist / sound engineer.) As an older player, I really like the light weight and good balance of the Longhorn. The crazy-cool looks and short scale of this icon were my main reasons for adding one to my collection, but I was very pleasantly surprised by all of the other features listed above. The one drawback is the lack of a fully adjustable bridge, but that's part of the Longhorn's quirky charm. For that reason alone, I wouldn't recommend this as your only bass, especially if you intend to record, but the price, looks and playability make this a no-brainer as an addition to any bassist's arsenal. Trust me, you'll find it hard to put down and even harder to resist standing in front of a mirror with the Longhorn hanging around your neck. No need to be embarrassed... it's just cool as hell.



Longhorn Bass Guitar

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Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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