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Hondo's range of Dreadnoughts from the H-18 to the H-45 were mostly copies of Martin's Dreadnought range. They were introduced in 1983 as part of the Tradition Series.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.

Related:

  • Samick SF-35

H-18

  • 1983-1988
  • $169.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $179.95 MSRP (1984)
  • $99.95 Street (1985 X-Mas sale)
  • $219.95 MSRP (1988)

Body:

  • Laminated Honduran Mahogany sides and back
  • Laminated Alaskan Sitka Spruce top
  • "Hand-voiced", scalloped X bracing

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • East Indian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • 20 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front)
  • Single-ply body (back)
  • Celluloid binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic machine heads
  • Rosewood bridge

Finishes:

  • Natural (N)
  • Black (B)

H-18E

Same as H-18, but with built-in electronic transducer system.

  • $259.95 MSRP (1984)

H-18EC

Same as H-18E, but with cutaway.

H-18/12

Twelve-string version.

  • $259.95 MSRP (1988)

HL-18

Left handed version.

  • $219.95 MSRP (1988)

H-28

H28 4

H-28 ca. 1983

  • 1983-1988
  • $189.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $209.95 MSRP (1984)
  • $289.95 MSRP (1988)

Body:

  • Laminated East Indian Rosewood sides and 2-pc laminated back
  • Laminated Alaskan Sitka Spruce top
  • "Hand-voiced", scalloped X bracing
H28 2

Neck:

  • Set-in Nato neck
  • East Indian Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • East Indian Rosewood headstock veneer
  • Silk-screened Hondo Guitars logo
  • 20 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Binding:

  • Triple-ply body (front)
  • Single-ply body (back)
  • Celluloid binding

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic machine heads
  • Rosewood bridge

Finishes:

  • Natural (N)

H-28H

Same as H-28, but with Herringbone bound top and soundhole, Pearloid "snowflake" inlays and tortoise shell pickguard.

  • $199.95 MSRP (1983)
  • $224.95 MSRP (1984)
  • $289.95 MSRP (1988)

H-28HS

Same as H-28H, but with solid Alaskan Sitka Spruce top and laser-cut Mother of Pearl "Hondo Guitars" inlay.

  • $179.95 Street (1985 X-Mas sale)

H-35

Same as H-28, but with 3-pc back.

  • $209.95 MSRP (1983)

H-35HS

Same as H-28HS, but with laser-cut Mother of Pearl ornate flower inlays on headstock and fretboard, pyramid volute, gold hardware and single-ply bound neck and headstock.

  • 1986

H-45N

H-45HSN