Back in 1984 or '85, I traded a Hondo II P-bass copy for this:

Sorry for the poor scan, but it's the only pic I have remaining.

Being all of 16 or 17 at the time, I had no idea what I was doing, but I really liked the look of the guitar. I found out later that the neck pocket was seriously damaged and it wouldn't stay in tune without major repairs, so I passed it on to a pawn shop and it disappeared. But something about the shape and feel of the body has stuck with me for the last 20-odd years, and I'd love to find another one.

I honestly have no idea what make it was. The neck was a bolt-on, probably a replacement, with a blank aluminum truss rod cover. It had a Hagstrom tailpiece - again, probably a replacement since there were screw holes on either side of the Hagstrom piece. It was probably something somebody kludged together out of spare parts. Someone told me once that it might have been a St. Louis Music item, sold under the "Apollo" brand, but they weren't sure.

Does anyone recognize this thing?


One of the fine members over at the Vintaxe.com forums found it:

Now I just have to locate one.
Last edited by joe_g at Mar 15, 2008,
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Undoubtedly it's pieced together from spare parts, but there's just something about the curves and depth of the cutaways in preportion to the belly that still gets to me.