This is a Danelectro Shorthorn model 3412, double-cutaway, electric bass from 1959. It has a bronze finish with one pickup. The neck is straight and all the electronics work properly. This is a really nice Danelectro bass which will be appreciated by both players and collectors. It includes a newer hard shell Danelectro case and strap.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Very clean, 8.5 out of 10, 100% original (except rear strap button was replaced), finish has some pitting on front and wear/dings along with general wear. There's also some painting worn off on the back in the usual buckle-rash position. White tolex binding in good shape but somewhat dirty.
2 x 2, all original, in good working order.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
Bolt-on, straight, dot inlays on rosewood fretboard, 15 frets, and 29 3/4" scale. Frets are in good condition but do show very minor playing wear. Overall, they're in good working order and will play well for a long time. The back of the neck has playing wear.
1 Lipstick pickup
One volume control and one tone controls both in proper working order.
Toggle switch works fine to switch between pickup modes
Dimensions: 38 1/4" x 13 1/4" x 2"
Here's the original description from the 1961 Danelectro catalog:
SHORT HORN BASS
Condensed design makes this new Bass same overall size as a guitar. Economies effected by using our standard guitar parts brings the price of the Bass way, way down. Available in 4 or 6 string models, in bronze finish only.Description from VintageSilvertones.com
4 STRING BASS Model 3412S $85