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    Registered User Peter Mix's Avatar
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    Waterville, Vermont

    Default Hondo!

    Hereís a terrific electric F5 from Hondo. History is sketchy and it may have been a NAMM show custom instrument in Ď69 or the early 70ís.

    I googled Hondo once and found it quickly under the heading ďWhat Is The Worst Mandolin You Have Played?Ē. That thread sure didnít know about this 50-year-old beauty!

    This Hondo is a solid-body rockíníroll machine capable of pretty much anything. Itís quite heavy and the strap button on the scroll works best to keep its weight distributed comfortably.

    Itís original except for the strap button (I didnít put it there, but I am glad someone else thought of it) and tuners. The tailpiece is very heavy duty and cool. The pickup is very hot. I put modern tuners on it only because the original lustrous faux pearl buttons made me slightly queasy.

    Hereís a snippet:
    Peter Mix
    Carbon Fiber & Kevlar Mandolins
    Based On Lloyd Loar's Designs
    Waterville, VT 05492

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Mix View Post
    Cool playing! I like that sound. Lemme see if the video can be put into this page...

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    Registered User John Rosett's Avatar
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    Default Re: Hondo!

    I've seen a few of these over the years, but they are pretty rare.
    "it's not in bad taste, if it's funny" - john waters

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    Registered User William Smith's Avatar
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    I'd take one of those solid body F-5 style electrics any day over the Hondo acoustic examples I've seen! Very Nice!

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