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1960 Danelectro 3412 DC Shorthorn 4-String Bass



Color: Copper


Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

1960 Danelectro 3412 DC Shorthorn 4-String Bass in Excellent Condition

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Danelectro came out with the Shorthorn in the late 50’s as one of the their most basic models, as a affordable and easy to play option, and it quickly became a garage band favorite. It features a semi-hollow Masonite and pine body with vinyl edging, a poplar neck and Brazilian rosewood fretboard. It’s super light and very comfortable to play whether sitting or standing. It’s a short 15 fret neck, topped with the classic “coke bottle” headstock, stenciled Danelectro logo and heavy duty strip tuners. Since the strings extend to the bottom of the body the scale is closer to a full sized bass. The single pickup is surprisingly powerful and versatile – you can get a punchy bottom end, a bit of twang, and a nice range of tones. 1 volume, 1 tone and a toggle switch gets you to where you want to go. This Shorthorn still has the original Copper finish, preserving it’s true vintage vibe. It has a variety of nicks, chips, and dings on the body and neck, as to be expected for a bass that that’s around 60 years old. All of that adds character – and thankfully, no issues. The bass has a beautiful patina. All of the parts are original including its pickup, seal shaped white pickgard, white knobs, its bridge/wooden saddle & its tuners. She’s excellent overall 7 comes w/a decent gig bag.

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