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Stereohigh
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Hondo II Reply with quote

Hondo II,is this a japanese guitar ? Is it a glued in set net or Bolt on,Does it have these DiMarzio pickups, and how much are the guitars worth ?, any history would be very useful, thanks

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fartoomany
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a Hondo 11 Les Paul brand new about 25 years ago when I first started playing. It was pretty awful, microphonic single coils under the covers, made of plywood, bolt on neck. Firewood with strings by todays standards and worth about the same in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But there are also some nice Hondo's, some of them made by Tokai. For example the Hondo Professional strats which have all the tokai codes we are used to see. As far as I know Tokai also made other models for Hondo.

There are also a lot of low end Hondo's that are crap. But then on the other hand there are the Mark Erlewine designed models like the Chiquita, Lazer and Automatic and they were really nice. I used to own a Lazer which was an excellent guitar, I really regret selling it.

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fartoomany
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did any of the "High end" Hondo guitars get sold in the UK or Europe ? I can't recall ever seeing anything ?
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meursault
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

i found an interesting hondoII... seem to be mahogany, set neck, dimarzio pups...

250 ?, wat do you think ? bargain or not ?



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imlikeajungle
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fellow Belgian!
The seller seems to have a lot of MIJ guitars, go & try it?
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meursault
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi,

yeah i know... but i'm not that close to the seller place... and i'd like to collect infos before moving... you know...

most of hondo are crappy... but it seems that some of'em are ok... set neck and dimarzio are good clues but i'm looking for confirmation...
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Andyt
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my memory serves me right most Hondo's were absolute crap with the odd ok-ish one.
The Dimarzio P'ups were designed (possibly under licence?) for Hondo and werent a patch on proper Dimarzio's.
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meursault
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah... in fact i don't trust those hondo... even if it look great (set neck and so on...)
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Ozeshin
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of the strat style HondoII were ok....but the Australian market was flooded with this brand all through the late '70's and early to mid '80's and every one i've seen or played was crap on a stick
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