View Full Version : My Charles Horner F5

Jan-14-2006, 9:17pm
"Dog Music" The REAL thang! #http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Scotti Adams
Jan-14-2006, 9:48pm
...I love it...hows the bark?

Jan-14-2006, 11:40pm
It barks like a coon dog, growls like a Doberman, howls like a Timber Wolf, or it can be as sweet as Lassie. The mandolin ain't too shabby either. I haven't had the mandolin near as long as the dog. I'm 47. My mama bought the dog for me when I was 5? He is the only one that I will trust with my mandolin. He plays almost as good as I do!! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

James Sanford
Jan-15-2006, 8:50am
Real interesting post. #I had never heard of Horner until playing a show recently with Monroe Fields. #It had a wonderful tone and chop. #As a matter of fact I have been on the lookout for a Horner myself. Congrats on the find. #I have no idea how many mandolins he has made, more violins I think. #Enjoy.

pickin&Grining 35 years:laugh:

G. Fisher
Jan-15-2006, 10:29am

Gruhn has two in stock right now.

James Sanford
Jan-15-2006, 7:09pm
Thank you Mr. Fisher for the info. I checked the Gruhn site and looked at them. Maybe I can get to Nashville and have a look. Looks like they have a lot of other goodies too.

Pickin&Grinning 35 years:laugh:

Jan-17-2006, 3:48pm
I just happen to have (2) HORNER mandolins: an "A"(1990) and a "just bought" F5('96) from Pic' n' Grin Music(Knoxville, Tenn.). The F5 was once owned/played by Adam Steffy. The "A" was originally sold to Aubrey Haney(sp.). The "A" "blew away" a table-full of "high-end"(!!$$$) mandos that Chas. Johnson had for sale at the Philadelphia Guitar Show the year I bought it - 2001(I think - I have the receipt at home). I hope Lynn D. dosen't object.., but he told me - in e-mail correspondence, that "Gene" Horner "...turned him on..." to start building mandolins some time/long time('70's I think) ago! - "Mr. D." (Lynn) was instrumental in "finding" the F5 for me - Thank you Lynn(!) - AND I hope you don't mind that I have "quoted"(or, paraphrased) you. And NO, neither mando is FOR SALE - (at the present)- I'm hav'n toooo much fun!! - Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Jan-17-2006, 5:31pm
Pictures please Moose!

Jan-17-2006, 5:42pm
HEY JASON!! - I'll try to get one of the "computer geeks" here at work to help me post some "flicks". http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Jan-18-2006, 3:40pm
The Horner pictured is one of the first he made after re-tooling to my Loars specs. He borrowed my Loar for a few weeks and made all new forms. #He started using that logo then too, modified his neck joint to traditional specs, reworked the peghead shape and scroll contours (among changes in profile and graduation). #Looks like one of the ten bridges I gave him then too

Jan-19-2006, 10:06pm
Darryl - If it helps, the serial number on my Horner is 67190-S. The bridge is a Steve Smith that I installed.

Randy http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Darryl Wolfe
Jan-20-2006, 8:23am
67190 means he was 67 years old and #190 instrument. Problem is, I don't remember how old he is now

Jan-20-2006, 10:36am
My "A" is #56XXX(don't have the mando with me)- My just bought "F" has a later date(age) - hav'ta' look again when I get home.I have to say..., the "A" will "bark/woof" louder/deeper than the "F" - (at least last nite... ,hee.. hee..) - Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif