The Lado Hawk was his private labelled offshore line.wow Lado...my only experience with Lado stuff was back in the late 70's and early 80's.
Mostly quality neck through construction, Canadian co. IIRC
I think they sold to an overseas company,then fell off my radar .
Don't know much about the current/recent past production lines
If they maintained quality then that should be a solid bass.
No idea of pricing.....not much help I guess
*edit* LOL ,that's what happens when you stop mid post to make a coffee.
^these guys are in the know
Thanks for that,I'd heard of a luthier school in Lindsay,didn't realize it was him running it.The Lado Hawk was his private labelled offshore line.
But they were still making good handmade expensive gear in Lindsay up until at least recent years, while also running a luthier school.
But I know Joe was looking to sell the business a few years ago, so not sure where things are at now.
Ya, I actually considered (briefly) buying the business, when Joe told me of his intention to sell. But after giving it the Diablos Den treatment, decided I'm not the right guy for it.Thanks for that,I'd heard of a luthier school in Lindsay,didn't realize it was him running it.
My stepson and his family were living in the Lindsay area for a few years and I actually toyed with the idea of checking the school out.
Never happened,they moved west,might have been a real good experience.
You could do worse for the money for sure. Being likely solid maple it's probably heavy. That would be the only thing I would be wary of.