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    Hey all,

    A family friend just picked up this 5 string electric mandolin. They were apparently told it was a "Fender HM" but that is obviously not correct. Anyone have any idea who made this?

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    Default Re: help identify a 5-string e-mando?

    No idea. But those are really nice pickups!

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    Default Re: help identify a 5-string e-mando?

    I think the builder is Mark Hencel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry S Sherman View Post
    I think the builder is Mark Hencel
    That's the one - thanks for the assist!

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    Yep, that's Mark Hencel ... where was it picked up?
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    I got hit up for info via text by a distant connection - like 'a close family friend whose uncle bought it from someone they described as a friend' kind of thing - I have asked for more information about the transaction, where it was bought, etc......

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    A Mark Hencel for sure. Tried to get one from Emando but no response from the maker to figure out specs. Ordered a Schwab 5 instead and very excited for it! But MH does beautiful work! Let us know how it plays and sounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Gunning View Post
    Hey all,

    A family friend just picked up this 5 string electric mandolin. They were apparently told it was a "Fender HM" but that is obviously not correct. Anyone have any idea who made this?

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    Patrick-
    Do you still have this mandolin? I have been out of the loop here for a bit and ran into the person I built it for. This instrument was stolen from his truck in Portland some time ago. Any information as to where it was obtained will be helpful.
    Thanks

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    The plot thickens….

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    That's a gorgeous top! Hopefully there's a happy ending
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