What is a "horn" on a bass guitar? I saw a tag at Guitar Center on a bass guitar that said it was discounted because of a "cracked horn" and "reglued horn".

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The uppermost part of the guitar body, from where it leaves the neck to where, in most cases, the strap button is screwed in. So called as its shape resembles a horn (cow's, that is). As it's usually quite thin, unprotected, and the grain may go the wrong way, it's vulnerable to knocks. Once refitted, it won't make any difference to the sound or performance of the bass.

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