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The HES was Hondo's first Fender Stratocaster copy, introduced around 1973. It was replaced by the HFS in 1976.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.

Related:

HES-5000

HES-0

Cobra HES-5000 (ca. 1974)

  • ~1973-1975
  • $139.50 MSRP (ca. 1973)

Body:

  • Lightly contoured laminate body
  • Maple veneer (front and back)
  • Light belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Nato neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with dot inlays
  • CBS Fender headstock
  • Volute
  • Gloss black finish
  • 21 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • 3 single coil pickups
  • 3 sliding toggle switches
  • 1 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply, 9 screw pickguard
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 3-way adjustable "hardtail" bridge with removable cover

Finishes:

  • 3-Tone Sunburst (S)

Also branded as:

  • Cobra HES-5000
  • Orion SC

Vibra 3189

  • 1977-1981

Also branded as:

  • Artist
  • Duke EG-5000T

Vibra 3289

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