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Nothing says "I'm from the eighties" more than the guitar I just got via a trade.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Blazer, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. OnederTone

    OnederTone Aguilar Everywhere Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2002
    Thornton, CO
    Guitar from the 80's, Bridge from the 60's. by golly it just might work
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  2. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    I think the one the OP has is definitely not a H1, or, not a typical one, at least. They have more sculpted cutaways and string trees, which the OPs lacks. Also, the OP's seems to not have a backplate for springs, etc. as on the Hondo.

    I'm almost thinking luthier-built quality one-off, but the TRC is a mystery, too.

  3. konfyouzd


    Jan 3, 2009
    Did you buy that from Jem and the Holograms?
    pcake, fat_nermil, JoshS and 4 others like this.
  4. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    I keep being led back to the JTG Guitars Infinity, and the apparently dozen or so guitars allegedly built for potential endorsees.... still digging. ;)
  5. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Did it come with a case of hairspray?

  6. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    I think you posted on the wrong site. This is Talkbass, not Talkguitar.:D

  7. If you think those Headstocks are the same you need to get your eyes checked! The Hondo strings run straight to the tuners while the OP's bend to the offset! (Well if it had all the strings!)
  8. ThinCrappyTone

    ThinCrappyTone Mostly harmless Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    You’re gonna poke your eye out, kid! :roflmao:
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  9. ZedLepp


    May 12, 2013
    Sorry, was looking at the last picture the OP posted. You are correct.
  10. That thing is sick

    (Im from the 80s)
  11. Yellow Bang66

    Yellow Bang66

    Jun 5, 2019
    Yoouch! I bet the neck got broke from throwing it around the back. ala Steve vai! Doofus drummer once threw my bass over his shoulder after watching DLR band video "Yankee Rose"! Butt kicking ensued! luclily no bass harmed.
  12. shadven

    shadven Twang-tastic Bass Player and Song Writer Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Tampa, FL
    I rock, therefore I am.
    I should hate it, I expected to hate it, but I love it!
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  13. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    For some reason, this came to mind.....

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  14. You traded FOR that?
  15. micguy


    May 17, 2011
    So, how long is that case? I can fit any of my basses in my trunk, but I don't think that guitar would fit. Hate to be practical, but if you can't get the guitar to a gig without a special vehicle, what use is it?
  16. mexicanyella


    Feb 16, 2015
    Troy, MO
    Maybe he drives a 1970s four door sedan (Delta88/Parisienne/Caprice/
    LTD/Galaxie) in which case it can ride careless in the back seat.

    OP, I am not a flamboyant stage rocker by any means and gravitate towards pretty nondescript instruments, but that red pointed maybe-Hondo thing is cool. If that was in my fleet I would find ways to get it out and “exercise” it regularly.

    If it was a hardtail, even better. I like one-humbucker hardtail guitars.

    Hope to hear more about this project as you settle in with it.
  17. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    How much more pointyerish could it be?
  18. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    Apparently you haven't read my OP AT ALL. Because I used the photos of that very same Reverb listing to point out (No pun intended) why is is NOT a Hondo.
    -The shape of the body bevels doesn't match
    - Mine has a neck through body construction whereas on a Hondo, they all were set necks.
    - Mine had a Kahler style bridge at one point, Hondo never offered theirs with one
    - And no the headstock is not a match, Hondo's had a Fender style flat headstock, mine has a Gibson style angled headstock.
  19. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    So you know....
  20. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002

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