The HFS was introduced around 1976 to replace the HES, Hondo's first Strat copy. In 1980, it was re-named H-760. Early models can by identified by a flat fretboard end, like the HES used.

Note: Some models produced into 1977 were still labelled as "HES-5000", perhaps mistakenly.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.



  • ~1976-1979
  • $139.95 MSRP (1977)


  • Lightly contoured laminate body
  • Maple veneer (Sunburst finishes)
  • Light belly carve


  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Maple fretboard with dot inlays
  • CBS Fender headstock
  • Volute
  • Gloss finish
  • 21 frets
  • 25.5" scale


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


  • Chrome hardware
  • 2-ply, 8 or 9 screw pickguard
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Adjustable hardtail bridge with removable cover


  • Black (B)
  • Walnut (WA)
  • Vintage Sunburst (S)

Also branded as:

  • Global
  • Harmony
  • Lotus


78 hdfsn

1978 HDFS-3N

The HDFS-3 differs from the HFS-3 in that it features stock DiMarzio K-10 single coil pickups and an inlaid Hondo II logo.


The HFS-3N differs from the HFS-3 in that it features a solid Ash body.

  • $149.95 MSRP (1977)

Also branded as:

  • Lotus

Vibra 3189

  • 1977-1981

Also branded as:

  • Artist
  • Duke EG-5000T

Vibra 3289

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