Name That Plank

Right then. Against my advice, a friend of mine is attempting to restore this...this......thing. I know it's a Hondo (I just puked in my mouth a little when I typed that) but I can't find a model number/name for it. Any ideas?

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I think it might well be from around 1983-1985 and Korean but I'm not sure. We have a contributor called sb and he runs vintaxe.com which has quite a number of Hondo catalogues. People have to register to see the catalogue pages but he might just pass by soon and perhaps tell you of the model name.

BTW, I read a lot about the supposed excellent quality of 80s Korean Hondos but I don't get it. I have a left P-bass copy and (apart from Grover tuners) it is absolutely ghastly. Doesn't stop people paying silly money on Fleeb for them but I don't know why.

Look at the size of that case!

Ridiculous!

I've seen these on Ebay, but forget the model name.

Thanks for the input guys, it made me LOL. :D

I dare not show this thread to the owner, he'd cry like a baby.

It really is a horrible thing, imagine falling over on stage with it, you'd be lucky not to impale yourself one one of the many pointy bits.

Is that a 'Hammerite blue' finish by any chance? Looks just like my toolbox.

Actually, I think it might be ''Smoothrite'' but it's hard to tell. Well, when I say hard to tell what I really mean is I can't look at it for more than a couple of seconds before feeling nauseous.

glw wrote:
Look at the size of that case!

Ridiculous!

Hahaha that cracked me up.

The way the neck joins the body really irks me.

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The way the neck joins the body really irks me.

The WHOLE THING irks me. I instantly pictured some low-budget mullet-headed d-bag in zebra spandex taking himself WAY too seriously while playing bad speed metal.

Is that a cucumber in his trousers? :wink:

I want to see it with one of those 'folk-guitar' straps that go from the tail to the headstock :lol:

I think it's the 5H-1T model.

You sure its not the V3-RY/5H-1T version, or is that paint job decieving me?

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