84 The Sting

The Sting was introduced in 1984 alongside the H-797 (UFO) as two unique new Hondo designs. The UFO was designed to look as if it were cut out of the body of The Sting. The bass version of The Sting is the H-895.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.


  • $419.95 MSRP (1984)
  • $279.95 Street (1984 X-Mas sale)


  • Laminate body construction
  • Beveled body with belly carve


  • Set-in Rock Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • "The Sting" silkscreen on body
  • 24 frets
  • 24.75" scale
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  • Two X-14 humbuckers
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone


  • Chrome hardware
  • Metal knobs
  • SchallerTM Wine-O-Matic bridge with fine tuners


  • Black (B)
  • Metallic Red (MR)
  • 2-Tone Metallic Red/Yellow (MRY)

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