Just ordered one of the Mas Hino-created Olinto basses from the great guys at La Bella. I had the chance to try a pair of them out at the Chicago Music Exchange a few months ago and was very impressed. I love the feel and "vibe" of a nitro-finished vintage-style Precision bass with 7.25" radius and 1.75" nut width. I was intending to purchase a Fender AVRI '58 but the Mas Hino hand-crafted bass just called for me. After corresponding with Eric over at La Bella, I was able to pick out one of a few basses he had in stock. The bass should be here by Friday and I'll post my (hopefully favorable) impressions shortly thereafter. Mas was able to restring the bass with "standard" gauge FS (0.045-0.105) Deep Talking Flats (instead of the Jameson version) and even replaced the bone nut to accommodate the difference in string width which I thought was a very cool touch. I know that there hasn't been much written about the Olinto series of basses. Some friends of mine hold Mas Hino in very high regard as a luthier and I have had the opportunity to play an Atelier Z (not to mention the two Olintos at CME) which was amazing. There is some degree of risk involved but the two Olintos I was able to play at CME were just fantastic in every way. Looking forward to Friday.