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The Lazer was designed by famed luthier Mark Erlewine for Hondo and was part of the Artist & Designer Series.


  • 1983-1986
  • $399.95 MSRP
  • $219.95 Street price (1985, ~$500 today)


  • Rock Maple wings
  • Belly carve
  • Under 6 lbs.


  • Rock Maple through neck
  • Headless design
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • 24 frets (plus zero fret)
  • 25.5" scale (31.5" total length)
86 lazer

1986 H-790 R


  • One X-14 humbucker
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone (push/pull coil tap)


  • Chrome hardware
  • Metal knobs
  • Schaller Wine-O-MaticTM bridge w/ brass saddles
  • Schaller locking headcap (designed to work w/ standard strings)


  • Black (B)
  • Black w/ Black hardware (B/B)
  • Metallic Black (MBK)
  • Metallic Silver (MS)
  • Fire Red (R)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • Camouflage (CAM)

Also branded as:

  • Mako XK-5
  • Mako THG-2

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