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Hondo Deluxe Series 781 Checkerboard Explorer

Not for sale The owner does not want to sell this guitar (2011-01-16)
Price paid : US $ 300



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Like all the Series 781 Explorers that Hondo made, this one is very heavy and built to blast heavy metal. Unlike some, though, this one has a tone knob which can tame it down to a sultry purr. I love these 781s, and I seem to be collecting a stable full of them. In my opinion, Hondo Explorers and Stars (Series 775) are seriously underpriced and have an undeservedly low reputation. They sound great, they're built like a tank, and their hardware and frets clean up beautifully, no matter how much they may have been neglected over the decades. Treat yourself to a Hondo Explorer and you won't regret it.

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 $ 300



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