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David Hodson

Postby Gadjo » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:00 pm

I have just heard from his wife that David Hodson, one of my favourite luthiers and dear friend has died. Sheila was obviously very upset but stated his funeral would be on Thursday and hopefully his ashes scattered at Samois in June.
More later as I find out.
Very sad :cry:
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Postby phil_g » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:34 pm

That's terrible, so sorry.
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Postby maca » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:19 pm

That is terrible news, how tragic..My condolences go out to Sheila and all the family.
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Postby Swing This! » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:21 pm

I'm very sorry to hear this, though I never met him, we spoke via email and he was always very responsive and willingly shared his thoughts and ideas when I was searching for the right guitar. I only heard good things about his guitars. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet him. My condolences to his family ~ Phil
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Postby emicad » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:00 pm

Oh God! That's not possible... I spoke with him recently. I'm really sorry.
He was always available, patient, generous and useful. I spoke with him for months before buying my instrument and we had very lovely conversations about instruments, music and all the rest. He was surely an icon for the scene.
Rest in peace David. I'll play the guitar you made for me untill the end!
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Postby Lindsay » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:15 am

David had developed a close relationship with a number of Aussie's here in Melbourne. We have lost a close friend. I find it hard to believe. All the best to his family and friends from "Ninety Pound Niglo"
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Postby Geordie Gypsy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:04 am

I'm very sad to learn that David has passed. He will be sorely missed by the Gypsy Jazz fraternity. I will never part with my Hodson 503sr. It's a fine instrument, which I am learning to appreciate more and more each day. RIP David. Thank you so much.
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Postby daftgeordie » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:34 pm

I've just heard the sad news from David's wife. I 'phoned today to ask him for some advice and was shocked to be told he passed away last week. Buying my guitar from him was a very pleasant experience as he was very patient and knowledgeable. He was also a fine craftsman and a nice bloke. Very sad. My thoughts go out to his family.
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Postby Phydeaux3 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:11 pm

Very saddened to hear this news. My condolences go to his family.
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Postby Gmajor » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:07 am

From the family of Django's Music could We pass on condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Swing Manouche John, Damien and Nigel.
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Postby Zoot » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:18 am

Sad news indeed.
I met him a couple of times and he seemed a very down to earth guy.
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Postby stublag » Tue Feb 20, 2007 5:05 pm

What terrible news-a big shock.I never did get to meet him but he was always very kind when we spoke on phone.
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Postby Djazzer » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:56 pm

Very sad news indeed,spoke to david over the phone
last year he was very helpfull and gave advice freely.
He will be sadly missed by all.RIP
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Postby Bigskychuck » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:36 am

I met David at Samois in 2001. A very nice fellow; he subsequently offered me very helpful email advice, on several occasions. I hadn't known that he was in poor health. Does anyone know what happened?

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Postby angorawol » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:36 pm

beside his Swing-guitars he was the inventer of the the Djangolin and also made many tenor-guitarists happy. (he even made a ukulele)
Indeed sad news
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