Hondo II Longhorn Solid Body Electric Guitar (1979)

Hondo II  Longhorn Solid Body Electric Guitar  (1979)

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Hondo II Longhorn Model Solid Body Electric Guitar (1979), made in Japan, serial # 1010296, sunburst finish, hardwood body and neck, rosewood fingerboard, original brown tolex hard shell case.
Overall length is 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm.), 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 24 1/2 in. (622 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

This guitar shows just some very light wear, and is an excellent example of this late-'70s oddball Japanese solid body "re-issue" of the Danelectro Guitarlin. This was one of the best of the improved Hondo II "Professional" line, a major upgrade for the brand in the late '70s. This model comes equipped with a single humbucker and sports an internal boost preamp, controlled by three tone modification switches in addition to the standard volume and tone knobs. The preamp is definitely still functional and comes in like gangbusters; additionally, all the controls do something, although we can't guarantee they all still work as intended!

Other than that, the brass bridge and nut show a bit of corrosion, but apart from some tiny dings and spots of finish wear, this guitar does not look 40 years old! Plays and sounds very well. All original with the original HSC; missing one latch and with the original Roland-brand battery (very dead) for the preamp still in the pocket. Excellent + Condition.