Monday, 23 March 2015

Hondo Deluxe 757 Tele copy from the 1980s

When I started playing guitar as a teenager in the 80s we all had the "cheap" knockoffs of the guitars we thought we really wanted. I personally knew at least 8 players with Hondo guitars. They were all Les Paul and Stratocaster copies. I knew they made other models, especially those inspired by the decade, but never before have I seen a Hondo telecaster.

This made in Japan Hondo Deluxe 757 looks to be in great shape and I really like the lemony sunburst. 

At $150 Canadian the only thing keeping me from this awesome copy is mere logistics as it's a few big provinces away from where i am.

R.W. Haller

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  1. I've never seen a Hondo Tele like this one before too, looking nice. Most of the Hondos that I've seen were in surprisingly good condition. I own a Hondo Strat from the same era, a Deluxe Series 760. You said that this Tele was made in Japan, how do you know? I thought that all of these were made in Korea. I'm asking just out of pure curiosity.

  2. Hey Witek,

    I think that production changed from Japan to Korea in 1984 or 1985. The seller claims that it is made in Japan, and since the few I found with a quick search were late 70s/early 80s i can only assume this one is as well.

  3. Only the Professional Series were made in Japan from 1980-81. Everything else was Korean. Damn near every seller claims they're Japanese unless the Made in Korea sticker hasn't been taken off.



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