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Need help identifying Hondo II bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marshs211, Apr 25, 2016.


  1. Marshs211

    Marshs211

    May 7, 2015
    Picked this up at an auction. It has some paint chipping and chips on the headstock but is in decent shape overall. Frets are alright. It says Hondo II on the headstock but no righting on the bass. The pickguard and wiring are not original I know for sure. Idk about anything else. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? (Age, country of manufacture, value, ect) image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  2. Yorick

    Yorick

    Nov 10, 2006
    Looks like a Hondo II Professional bass
     
  3. hondo4life

    hondo4life

    Feb 29, 2016
    SC
    Looks older and less Indonesian than mine. Nice.
     
  4. Marshs211

    Marshs211

    May 7, 2015
    Any guesses to what its worth? What year it was made?
     
  5. permissiontoland

    permissiontoland

    Jan 25, 2015
    Actually a fairly rare version of the H-830 (although that doesn't really make it worth any more, sorry), it was only made for one year with that headstock before becoming part of the Deluxe Series. So it's a 1981. Made in Korea by Samick. Value? Maybe $100-200.

    More info here: H-830
     
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  6. Marshs211

    Marshs211

    May 7, 2015
    I just realized that it has a Gibson style nut. You can see it in the picture of the headstock. Never seen that before on a fender style bass.
     
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