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Hondo Deluxe Series 781 Starburst Explorer

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2011-01-16)
Price paid : US $ 200



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I bought this on eBay in April 2010 in an appalling state. It's probably from the early-to-mid 1980s. I restored it to like-new condition. It has a holographic front overlay with hundreds of star shaped images which gleam and color-shift as you move the guitar around: hence the name "Starburst." All hardware looks original except for the tremolo arm. The neck and fretboard are nicely figured birds-eye-maple. The sticker on the back plate was some idiot's idea of an "up-grade."

This is a classic Japanese guitar from the days when Japanese companies were just beginning to break into the American market with copies of Fenders and Gibsons, and they felt they had something to prove with the quality of their guitars. All in all this is a great guitar, and I'm happy to add it to my Hondo collection.

Wikipedia says that by the late 1970s, Hondo "featured designs based on classic American favorites; these copies were very good instruments and have become highly collectible."

If you buy a vintage Hondo, it will almost certainly require some basic restoration, mostly cleaning years of neglect off of it, but you’ll never regret it!



Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2011-01-16)
Price paid : US $ 200



Post a comment on Hondo Deluxe Series 781 Starburst Explorer :

Dan said...
I owned a guitar very similar to this only it had a fixed bridge and double humbuckers.. it totally kicked ass!! wish I didnt sell it.. lovely guitar..