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Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by SilvaStrat, Jan 17, 2019.
29 frets? nice sky guitar...looks cool...
Well, I can tell you that it probably is a better player, and is made way better than the Danelectro re issues. I played a Dano Longhorn and it was a piece of garbage, but the Hondos that I’ve played over the years were all pretty good.
The kahler kinda fubared it a little, but you made out decent on the deal.
As you can tell by my avatar I’m biased.
Hondos are kinda junky but well loved.
If you want to let it go I would be interested!
I was wondering when you were going to show up and defend them!
I would have given your money in a heartbeat except for the Trem. I have a Hondo II body and neck from their "Professional" line back in the day. I replaced all the hardware and put emg single coils in it because I just wanted to do it. I have had many a person do recordings and wind up using that guitar over American Strats, etc. It just has something that sounds right.
If you take them for what they are, you can’t be disappointed.
Besides the Hondo chick is really hot! I wanna put a baby in her....
I found a current picture of her... sooooo hotttt...
Lots of people & lots of sites have claimed that all sorts of stuff was made in Japan by Tokai when it's quite clearly not the case. That seems to be the case here as well - I would bet good money that this rumour is inapplicable in this case.
Even if Tokai did build them (which is very doubtful), they were still built down to a price not up to a quality.
Just a Sister Rosetta Tharpe wannabe.....
I like the look. But I'm always on the edge. Edge of something or other. You can most likely get it playing well.
Like any starter market guitar ... you are only a fret level and good setup away from having a solid player.
Will it ever be a valuable collectible? Not unless someone famous plays one on stage for a popular music video. Fender Strats seemed to be fading until Hendrix brought them back. LPs were replaced by the SG for poor sales until a few bands found them in pawn shops for cheap and they became the sound of a generation's music.
I have a Hondo II LP style and after some work it plays as well as any other guitar, but it doesn't have the G or F on the headstock so 80% of buyers won't chase it. That's ok. I know what it can do.
Clean up your new guitar find, get the frets and setup sorted, fix any hardware damage, replace pots/caps/switch/jack with the same used on premium guitars (keep the old stuff as much wired together as you can to get it out of the guitar and store in a box if you ever sell to a vintage buyer). That way you will have a solid player guitar to play. That guitar will eventually be played by friends and others and a myth will start about how easy these old guitars are to play ...
Wait!? That's not you? In your avatar..?
I'll give Hondo II guitars one thing, they have kept me chuckling for many years.
Be careful, or you may never find what you have been looking for.....
The irony of this person in particular falling off in this way is wonderful.
I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed that.
Surely you've seen that before?
I hadn't, I lead a sheltered life.
Well at least it was only an old 70s Strat, nothing important...
How can you trust anyone who is too ashamed to tell the world that his name is Dave?
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To be fair, the clip would have been a lot more amusing if he'd been playing a Gibson - imagine the Explorer headstock snapping off as he hit the ground.
Although the vast weight of the 70s Strat probably made him accelerate faster so he hit the ground harder than he would have done if he had been playing a more recent (and lighter) Strat.....