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The HETs were Hondo's line of Telecaster copies. However, the HETB was an outlier, being a P-Bass copy with a Tele-style headstock. They were actually more so copies of Ibanez copies than actual Fender Telecasters.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.

HET-5001

A copy of the Ibanez 2368 model.
HET

Cobra HET-5001 (ca. 1974)

  • 1973-1975
  • $125 MSRP (ca. 1973)

Body:

  • "Thinline" semi-hollow body
  • Single f-hole
  • Maple veneer

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Silk-screened Psychedelic logo
  • Silk-screened Cobra logo
  • Gibson-style nut
  • 21 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • 2 single coil pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply pickguard
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 3-way adjustable bridge with removable cover

Finishes:

  • Sunburst

Also branded as:

HETC-5007

A copy of the Ibanez 2352 model.
HETC

Cobra HETC-5007 (ca. 1974)

  • 1973-1975
  • $118 MSRP (ca. 1973)

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Maple veneer (Sunburst)

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Silk-screened Psychedelic logo
  • Silk-screened Cobra logo
  • Gibson-style nut
  • 21 frets
  • 25.5" scale

Electronics:

  • 2 single coil pickups
  • 3-way switch
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply pickguard
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • 3-way adjustable bridge with removable cover

Finishes:

  • Cream
  • Sunburst

Also branded as:

  • Cobra HETC-5007
  • Vibra 3169

HETB-5003

74 HETB

Cobra HETB-5003 (ca. 1974)

  • $155 MSRP (ca. 1973)

Body:

  • Laminate body construction
  • Lightly contoured
  • Light belly carve

Neck:

  • Bolt-on Nato neck
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • Telecaster-style headstock
  • Silk-screened Psychedelic logo
  • Silk-screened Cobra logo
  • Gibson-style nut
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale

Electronics:

  • One split pickup w/ chrome cover
  • 1 Vol, 1 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply pickguard
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Metal knobs
  • Adjustable bridge with removable chrome cover

Finishes:

  • Blonde (B)

Also branded as:

Vibra 3269

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