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The HSG replaced the HEG as Hondo's SG-style offering around 1976. For 1977, the HSG-2C was introduced, with a carved leaf motif on the body and pickguard mounted controls. Around 1978, the HSG-2 was updated with pickguard-mounted controls, and by 1980, dot inlays. It was succeeded by the H-727.

Related:

HSG-2

  • ~1976-1980
  • $134.95 MSRP (1977)
76-77 HSG
Body:
  • Beveled laminate body construction

Neck:

  • Nato bolt-on neck
  • Stained fretboard (likely Nato) with Pearloid block inlays
  • Dot inlays (~1979-1980)
  • Open Book headstock
  • Wavy headstock (~1979-1980)
  • 21 frets (1976-1977)
  • 22 frets including zero fret (1978-1980)
  • 24.75" scale

Binding:

  • Single-ply, fretboard (black)

Electronics"

  • Two single coil pickups with humbucker-style covers
  • 3-way switch (~1976-1978)
  • Two 2-way toggle switches (~1978-1980)
  • 2 Vol, 2 Tone

Hardware:

  • Chrome hardware
  • Fish shaped truss rod cover
  • Open-gear tuners
  • Witch Hat knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Adjustable bridge with Bigsby style tremolo (~1979-1980)

Finishes:

  • Cherry Red (R)

Also branded as:

  • Global 4090

HSG-2C

Same as HSG-2 but with carved leaf motif on body, Bigsby style tremolo and pickguard-mounted controls.

  • $139.95 MSRP (1977)

Also branded as:

  • Lotus LSGC
  • Seville

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