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PostPosted: Wed 20 Oct 2021 04:35 PM 
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Any insights appreciated. Very pieced together, but some nice construction, binding etc. Single Hum route. Korea marked wiring. Pointy headstock, bolt on. Licensed Floyd, not original. Looking for ideas on maker? Hondo? Side input jack. Nice project but real mystery


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Oct 2021 08:37 AM 
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Hmm, when I first saw the body I was thinking maybe Tokai but it does have a Hondo vibe. Is that a ply body?

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Oct 2021 08:42 AM 
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Ty. It appears to be ply in the neck pocket. It has a tone know that someone covered over and tucked back in cavity. Definitely gray Korea wiring. Has Grover tuners but they appear replacement also. The odd thing is the additional binding that is more brown than black. No markings on pu, just a brass 4 screw base plate


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PostPosted: Thu 21 Oct 2021 08:50 AM 
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Back in the day. . . I had a friend that had a red Hondo like this but the headstock was blue so I always thought he just pieced it together. Now that I think about it, it probably started out blue and he painted it red. I remember it some "experimental" painting on the upper point at one time.
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The thing that reminded me of this is the Tele style controls. I have a pic of it somewhere. . .

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Oct 2021 10:48 AM 
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The more images I search, Im pretty sure it is a modified Hondo deluxe series 775. star. It has the same bolt on back plate with one screw also serving as the strap button. Very similar to this Reverb listing which is not mine, for reference only.

https://reverb.com/item/34666370-hondo- ... 0-original


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