Hondo: explorer 781 deluxe series

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richreilly wrote on Aug 9th, 2009 5:23pm

Man I have that same guitar only mine has a spider web paint job on I've had my guitar since 1983.


dandadoga wrote on Aug 9th, 2009 5:24pm

I wish mine had that. It had been refinished when I bought it. :(


Vinnie1975 wrote on Feb 7th, 2010 2:52pm

I have the same guitar, mine has a disco ball finish on the front, and a gloss black on the backside. I've been looking all over for information on these guitars. I was thinking of taking it apart and refinishing it with a dark stain or something. Just want more information on them before I do that. Do you happen to know of any sites?


dandadoga wrote on Feb 7th, 2010 6:49pm

No sorry, all I know is that it's plywood, with what looks like an Alder veneer. Well mine is anyway. They were released in 1983, cheap low quality hardware, with a low quality stock pickup to boot.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.ph p?t=1263644

That is a link of mine which has the guitar how it finally is now (my gdad did a custom painting on it). Included are also pics of the body stripped.


_PuNkS_NoT_dEaD wrote on Apr 25th, 2011 5:35am

i also have the same one except it has a spider web on it as said before. i was told that hondo's are antique guitars. i was wondering if this was true.i love my hondo to death but it needs some repair and i dont have the time for it.


dandadoga wrote on Apr 25th, 2011 2:53pm

Nah they're not antique! Definitely rare though, keep hold of it :)


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