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Thread #49989   Message #3247391
Posted By: PHJim
30-Oct-11 - 09:56 PM
Thread Name: Hondo Mandolin
Subject: RE: Hondo Mandolin
Guest:Bill said,"found out the hondo is from China. So maybe the reason for the $$$ and shallow sound. Chinese instruments have a dirrerent sound as does mountain music"

You can't make a generalization like that. I've played poor sounding Chinese instruments, but I've also played super Chinese instruments. Try an Eastman and tell me that it has a "shallow" sound. They compare favourably with similarly priced Gibsons. In fact, they blow some of them away.