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« on: September 08, 2011, 06:58:36 PM »

I'm not affiliated with this seller but I thought it would be interesting to share the photos with its unusual body shape.  I really prefer the look of the current body design though.



Here's a link to the ad:
http://www.thelowend.net/gallery/viewtopic.php?t=5618
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 12:41:14 PM »

This was from my second batch (I think) of 5 strings and my first 24 fret version.  Probably around 1990.  It may also be the first time we used our current 19mm string spacing and neck width.   We called these, in retrospect,  "Longhorns".   The tip of the horns are the same as the would be on a J-bass, with deeper cutaways.  We then shortened the treble horn on the next batch which resulted in the body shape we have used ever since.

The description on the Low End site is incorrect in that Tom Anderson never made any 5 string parts for me or anyone else.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 11:14:32 PM »

What a cool find!  Put some Elephant Ear tuners on that bad boy and I wouldn't be able to resist!  That longhorn is hard to find!  I love the new modern body shape, too.  Probably lighter, as well.  Thanks for sharing this!
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