Danelectro asserts its authority amid growing baritone guitar hype by reviving the quirky Longhorn baritone model

Danelectro Longhorn baritone
(Image credit: Danelectro)

With baritone guitars currently rapidly rising in popularity, Danelectro – the Godfather of the baritone design – has stamped its authority and heritage on the market by rebooting the uber-quirky Longhorn long-scale model.

It’s a reminder of the brand’s baritone pedigree, which has been in place since Danelectro produced one of the world’s first baritone electric guitars back in the ‘50s. Indeed, it is the retro Danelectro six-string Longhorn bass guitar – which informs and inspires the new model – that many say was the first mass-produced baritone.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.