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The Hondo H-600 was introduced around 1972. It's styled like a Teisco, but with an SG-shaped body. Around 1976, it was renamed "EG-502".

These early Hondo models were made in Korea by Samick, but the hardware and electronics were Japanese.

Related:

H-600

H600

H-600 (ca. 1974)

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Beveled edges

Neck:

  • Nato bolt-on neck
  • Stained fretboard with dot inlays
  • Fender headstock
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Volute
  • 20 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • One "Gold Foil" pickup
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Open gear tuners
  • Black laminated pickguard
  • Compensated bridge and chrome tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry Red Sunburst

H-610/EG-502

76-77 EG502

EG-502 ca. 1977

  • ~1972-1978
  • $69.95 (ca. 1976)

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Beveled edges

Neck:

  • Nato bolt-on neck
  • Stained fretboard with dot inlays
  • Fender headstock
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Volute
  • 20 frets (including zero fret)
  • 24.75" scale

Electronics:

  • Two "Gold Foil" pickups
  • Two toggle switches
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Open gear tuners
  • Black laminated pickguard
  • Adjustable bridge and tremolo

Finishes:

  • Cherry Red Sunburst

Also branded as:

  • Gracia GG-02
  • Horugel EG-502
  • Samick EG-502

H-620

H620

H-620 (ca. 1974)

Bass version of H-600.

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Beveled edges

Neck:

  • Nato bolt-on neck
  • Stained fretboard with dot inlays
  • Fender headstock
  • Heel-adjusted truss rod
  • Volute
  • 20 frets (including zero fret)

Electronics:

  • One single coil pickup
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Open gear tuners
  • Black laminated pickguard
  • Compensated bridge and chrome tailpiece

Finishes:

  • Cherry Red Sunburst

Vibra 3159

Also branded as:

  • Tele Star

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