82 H-2

1982 H-2 Tobacco Tint (Image credit: Nigel Osbourne, Getty Images)

The H-2 (or, Model II) was introduced in 1983 alongside the H-1, being Hondo's first two unique designs.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.

Tip: Beware sellers claiming these are rare and charging exorbitant prices. They were mass-produced like most Hondos.


  • 1983-1984
  • $369.95 MSRP
  • $223 Street


  • Beveled laminate body
  • "Tiger Tail" flame Maple veneer (Sunburst finishes)
  • Belly carve
  • Carved heel


  • Set-in Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • Color-matched Eagle Beak heastock
  • 24 frets
  • 24.75" scale


  • Two X-13 single coil pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone


  • Chrome hardware
  • 14:1 ratio Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Vintage-style 6-point, 5-spring tremolo


  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Black (MBK)
  • Flame-Red Sunburst w/ Tiger Tail top (RS/TT)
  • Honey Sunburst w/ Tiger Tail top (HS/TT)
  • Tobacco Tint w/ Tiger Tail top (TT)

Mako Exotec XK-4

Same as H-2 with Mako headstock.


  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Metallic Blue w/ White border stripe (MB)

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