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    • #127040
      GDaddy
      Member

      Just another bit of trivia on these guitars, one of the guys from Molly Hatchett used to play one, I think it was Hlubek

    • #127038
      Tim
      Participant

      I’d need the loo in that time 😯 …and I have to eat (food) every 3hrs.

    • #127039
      lee_UK
      Participant

      Can someone give us a breakdown of the 8hr stint? is he on the job for 8 hours? or do they stop for lunch, sack the cook and get back to the tantric humming?
      No quoting from Wickipedia.

      Coldplay are probably more annoying than anything Sting ever did, but as much as i want to hate it, i do actualy like their new single, but i think it’s because it sounds like Pink Floyd.

    • #77747
      SB
      Participant

      Agreed, I wish I was pretty enough to buy a country house based on an arpeggiation that writes it’s self. Or maybe that’s clever enough.

      I do believe the Tantric crap is the most annoying aspect of his speel. He was a guest on the Opray Winfrey Show here in the States (i.e. the most popular women’s show on the tube) where he claimed to have sex for 6-8 hours at a time. Of course, the women in the audience were quite impressed, but I do have a couple of questions for Sting if I would have been invited to attend.

      1. What exactly are you accomplishing in hour 6 that could not have been accomplished in hour 4?

      2. How exactly do you have all this free time?

      3. Describe the reaction of your sensitive parts that were never designed to accomplish such an astonishing feat.

      4. Has your partner ever suggested that she would rather go for lunch and a drink than continue your pursuit of a place in the Guiness Book of World Records?

      5. Has your partner ever fallen asleep, re-awakened and fallen asleep again during one of your escapades?

      As far as Chris Martin goes, I don’t know much about him. I’ll do my homework and catch up with you later. sb

    • #77733
      1bassleft
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      Yep, every 5H1T he takes nets him $2000; nice. TBF, the man has definitely written several good toons; it’s the Patagonian Tantric Tree-hugging yabba that can annoy. Still, nowhere near as bad as Chris Martin.

      How someone can go to the semi-decent University College London, write some excellent songs, and still be an inarticulate blabberer of Fairtrade to such an embarrassing extent mystifies me. Not on the other side of the pond, though, as this drivel shows:

      [quote] I asked frontman Chris Martin (singer/keyboardist/guitarist), “What is really important to you?” And he said, “Music is everything.” I looked into his eyes with tears in my own. That’s the power of love and happiness when one works hard to achieve, and succeeds. [/quote]

      Not feeling sick yet? Read more of this hard-hitting journalism here:
      http://www.rockforlearning.com/coldplay.html

      Bleeurggh.

    • #77756
      SB
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      Pointless or not 1BL, I saw it reported on an American music show the other day that Sting makes $2,000 a day from royalties on just one of his songs.

      I wish I could write something so pointless!

      Wait, maybe there is a point, and hoodwinking a public with a head the consistancy of wet bread is it. sb

    • #127036
      1bassleft
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      Nice detective work, Lee. I think The Sting is involved because that rosewood fretboard is about as Brazilian in origin as Greece’s performance in Euro 2008. It might be the guitar is a Sting-Signature Tantric 5H1T. As with most Hondos, it’s an innaccurate copy; unlike Sting’s usual outpourings, this one is not completely pointless.

    • #127037
      lee_UK
      Participant

      So… The Sting is in fact the 5H1T? and the UFO is an off cut of the 5H1T? kind of a little 5H1T? a bit like Sting.
      If you stuck the 5H1T to the arse of the UFO you would end up with a double headed/necked guitar, called a B19-5H1T does Micheal Angelo know about this?
      Mike, get the Batio in on this thread.

    • #127034
      Tim
      Participant

      Please don’t….I was desperately trying to avoid visualizing that…..hard with such a tempting little gap! But no! they’re 2 seperate guitars!!!

    • #127035
      glw
      Participant

      Seeing as their shapes complment one another, did they actually fit together to form a doubleneck?

    • #127032
      Gordy Smiff
      Participant

      ^Now that was a worthy bump, thanks for that, oh and ”Ze goggles, zey do nothing !!”.

    • #127033
      SB
      Participant

      I am obviously way behind on this thread and all the entertainment value may be exhausted but I do have this bit to offer.

      GLW, they did make a bass version cleverly titled the “B-1”.

      The H-1 was not the most radical guitar design Hondo was offering in 1984-85. Check out the UFO, Hondo’s “Unidentified Fretted Object”.

      Besides the guitar, Hondo obviously spared no expense in hiring their Wonder Woman model. Gordy, if you puked in your mouth at the H-1, I suggest you avert your eyes now.

      I may be old, but I recall Wonder Woman pushing the frontiers of the costume a bit more than this willing lady.

      #http://www.vintaxe.com/forum_pics/1985hondo_wonderwoman.jpg

    • #127030
      Gordy Smiff
      Participant

      Thanks for the LOL’s guys, and a particularly big thank you to glw for finding the info I need to shut the poor guy up.

    • #127031
      1bassleft
      Participant

      So the model # is H1? Lee was half-right; the guitar is semi-5H1T after all. BTW, that Hondo on Fleeb must have the nastiest looking rosewood fingerboard I’ve seen in a long time. Pop it straight into the ugly 50 please, Mike.

    • #127029
      glw
      Participant

      There’s another one of these for sale here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/80s-HONDO-H-1-STAR-MIJ-JAPAN-SET-NECK-ELECTRIC-GUITAR_W0QQitemZ260240398614QQihZ016QQ

      Perhaps your friend would like to buy it and have a pair of horrible looking guitars? (Are they worth more as a pair?)

      Unfortunately, no case with this one, although that could be a blessing given the size of it.

      Did they make a bass version? Can you imagine how big the case for that would be?

    • #127028
      1bassleft
      Participant

      Without wishing to be flippant (somebody died and all…) I can just imagine when the will was read out, like a scene from Brewster’s Millions:

      “To my friend, I leave a substantial sum of money but with one proviso. He must also take this Hondo guitar, restore it to full working order and gig with it at the Friday Night Open Mike Jazz Club for a whole month”.

      Unless that’s a really substantial sum, I’d have passed on the deal and made the lawyer keep it.

    • #127027
      Gordy Smiff
      Participant

      For the briefest of seconds, I was expecting a serious reply to this thread.
      The entertainment value offered so far has (for me at least) made it all worthwhile.

      Oh by the way, the owner of the plank has just told me he inherited it from a dear departed friend. Which begs the question, who needs friends like that?

    • #127026
      Tim
      Participant

      You sure its not the V3-RY/5H-1T version, or is that paint job decieving me?

    • #127025
      lee_UK
      Participant

      I think it’s the 5H-1T model.

    • #127024
      Tim
      Participant

      I want to see it with one of those ‘folk-guitar’ straps that go from the tail to the headstock 😆

    • #127023
      vitaminE
      Participant

      [quote]The way the neck joins the body really irks me.[/quote]

      The WHOLE THING irks me. I instantly pictured some low-budget mullet-headed d-bag in zebra spandex taking himself WAY too seriously while playing bad speed metal.

      Is that a cucumber in his trousers? 😉

    • #127022
      Michael
      Participant

      [quote=”glw”]Look at the size of that case!

      Ridiculous![/quote]

      Hahaha that cracked me up.

      The way the neck joins the body really irks me.

    • #127021
      Gordy Smiff
      Participant

      Actually, I think it might be ”Smoothrite” but it’s hard to tell. Well, when I say hard to tell what I really mean is I can’t look at it for more than a couple of seconds before feeling nauseous.

    • #127020
      Tim
      Participant

      Is that a ‘Hammerite blue’ finish by any chance? Looks just like my toolbox.

    • #77744
      Gordy Smiff
      Participant

      Thanks for the input guys, it made me LOL. 😀

      I dare not show this thread to the owner, he’d cry like a baby.

      It really is a horrible thing, imagine falling over on stage with it, you’d be lucky not to impale yourself one one of the many pointy bits.

    • #127019
      glw
      Participant

      Look at the size of that case!

      Ridiculous!

      I’ve seen these on Ebay, but forget the model name.

    • #77738
      1bassleft
      Participant

      I think it might well be from around 1983-1985 and Korean but I’m not sure. We have a contributor called sb and he runs vintaxe.com which has quite a number of Hondo catalogues. People have to register to see the catalogue pages but he might just pass by soon and perhaps tell you of the model name.

      BTW, I read a lot about the supposed excellent quality of 80s Korean Hondos but I don’t get it. I have a left P-bass copy and (apart from Grover tuners) it is absolutely ghastly. Doesn’t stop people paying silly money on Fleeb for them but I don’t know why.

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