The HRB was introduced in 1977 as Hondo's copy of a Rickenbacker 4001. It was produced until at least 1981. This design was later re-used by Samick as their RB model.

The HRB was commonly played by Peter Hook of Joy Division.

Made in Incheon, Korea by Samick.



77 HRB-2W

1977 HRB-2 WH

  • $179.95 MSRP (1977)


  • Laminate body construction
  • Maple veneer, front and back (RS)
  • Shallow belly carve


  • Bolt-on Maple/Rosewood laminated neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with Pearloid triangle inlays
  • Maple fretboard with black triangle inlays (WH)
  • Gloss finished neck and fretboard
  • Color-matched neck and headstock
  • Silk-screened Script logo
  • Silk-screened Sunrise logo
  • 14o headstock pitch
  • 20 frets
  • 34" scale


  • Single-ply, neck and body
  • Black binding (WH)


  • Two "Toaster" style pickups (1977)
  • Two "Hi Gain" style pickups (1978-1981)
  • Stereo and Mono outputs
  • 3-way switch
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone


  • Chrome hardware
  • Open gear tuning machines
  • Chrome hand rest
  • Single-ply pickguard
  • Double-ply truss rod cover
  • "Radio" knobs
  • Fully-adjustable 4001 style bridge/tailpiece


  • Black (B)
  • White (W, WH)
  • Wine Red (WI)
  • Red Sunburst (RS)


Same as HRB-2, but with solid Ash body, Maple fretboard and Natural finish.

  • $199.95 MSRP (1977)

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