Spruce top, mahogany sides and back. Some of these guitars had DiMarzio pickups but by no means all of them. If you have some definitive proof to the contrary, please provide it to me and I will happily modify this page. Jean, That is a genuine Samick. It is a bit beat up and am in process of repairing and making it playable again. Around this time, the serial numbers became a bit unpredictable, as they were figuring out a new system.
The top generally has a more plain grain compared to the unbound model, though there are a few examples with the same tiger flame as the non-bound model. The Hondo guitar company was originally formed in 1. The Revival series appears to have been intended for the European market and may explain why this particular model managed to sport such a headstock shape in the face of threatened legal action from manufacturers in America. At that point, the product line consisted of 485 different models. I own several of the Strat copies of the same seires.
The Longhorns are superior to many guitars out there. At that point, the product line consisted of 4. The only images I have been able to find are grabbed from a relatively low quality video on YouTube of someone playing their Seville so have not yet seen photographic evidence of this Korean label but can state with a good degree of certainty that the S335 and all other H935s were made in Korea. Fix 'em up a little and they feel great. Worth a hundred bucks nowadays. The tuners are excellent and never slip and the only bad thing about it were the pups; they were total junk. Not unlike the brand name featured here! Serial numbers for these guitars follow their respective manufacturers' codes which both happen to use the first digit to represent the last digit of the year, making them easy to date.
Hondo was founded by Freed and Tommy Moore in 1969 with the intention to open up guitar production in Korea, at that time a non-player in the guitar game. The refinements to the bound model would generally be considered improvements. Use Google or other search engines to assist you with your research. I have not found any like this even in pictures. It seems all Hondo electric guitars from the late 60s through the mid to late 70s were made in Japan. It seems the earliest maple-necked H935s missed out binding from their necks but later on had binding on everything including the headstock and f-holes.
Likely made in Korea along with the guitar. . In 1993, the revamped company was relocated to. Regardless of the model, however, there are several easy ways to identify a Hondo guitar. The neck is still pretty true, only real change was that I put on Gibson speed knobs. It's neck and headstock were unbound.
Player instruments which since 2. Replace the pot with whichever one fits, either one will work. He said it was only 100 bucks at a pawn shop. I can state with 100% certaintly that The Fame H935 was definitely made in Korea. However, Jerry Freed started the Jerry Freed International Company in 1989, and acquired the rights to the Hondo trademark in 1991. I need some help from someone, who really knows about the old Hondo ll Les Paul copies, made in the period of 1977 to 1983 made in Japan at this time. Hondo was initially known for its really crappy but cheap acoustics, but then picked up the low end of the copy era.
Musicorp also owns and distributes J. The owner of the Antoria brand, James T. The original Korean products were classical and steel- string acoustic guitars. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of wikipedia. But if you have more money than time, I understand, and that's not much money in the grand scheme of things.
I have checked all over and no where do they even mention a E 800. Long story but the lawsuit didn't actually happen, it basically just threatened the Japanese companies if they continued to make guitars with Fender or Gibson shaped headstocks. Vintage late 1970's thru early 1980's. Also feel free to comment any other recommendations for cheap P's out there. Tokai did make Fender copies for Hondo in the late 70s so their involvement is possible. From 1974 and 1983 the guitars were produced in Japan, and in Korea from 1984-1987. What we know: The H935 model was released in several variations.
These models are of good quality and very collectible instruments, similar to contemporary Aria Pro models. Hondo dreadnaught acoustic guitar from the Standard Series. Nice low action, and a pleasure to play. August 31, 1987 However, as 1990 approached, the use of one digit for the year presented the issue of repeat serial numbers. Maybe that points to their origin? There are no serial numbers on the headstocks so I can't really do any research. I like very much the distortion ability, sustain, …En my emotional shit with it! Player instruments which replaced Hondo in 2005. Hondo is currently owned by Musicorp.