Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FAME 760H/12 12 string a true Silver Rocket

Here is another Kool Thing! A 1986 MIJ Hondo Fame H760/12 12 string! 

Believe it or not, the "Hondo" brand is actually named for the John Wayne film of the same name...

This is one really sweet guitar! Solid rock maple skunk-striped neck, 21 frets. Twelve, count 'em, twelve Grover tuning machines! 

Unbelievable quality and in excellent overall condition. Plays and sounds like a dream! All original, two humbuckers, a three-way switch, 1 volume and 2 tone knobs...

This model Hondo guitar was used by Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth in the "Silver Rocket" video.


Lee Ranaldo was best known as a co-founder of the alternative rock band Sonic Youth. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Ranaldo at number 33 on its "Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list. In May 2012, Spin published a staff selected top 100 list, ranking Ranaldo and his Sonic Youth bandmate Thurston Moore together at number 1. 

The Hondo guitar company was originally formed in 1969 when Jerry Freed and Tommy Moore of the International Music Corporation (IMC) of Fort Worth, Texas, combined with the recently formed Samick Company. IMC's intent was to introduce modern manufacturing techniques and American quality standards to the Japanese and Korean guitar manufacturing industry. 

In the 80's they sure did pack a punch and give BC Rich a run for their money with some crazy body shapes.  Making it possible for mom and pop music shops to stock up of the Heavy Metal fad.  Also, making it possible for any up and coming rocker with a dishwashing job to obtain one. That is to say, they were pretty inexpensive.

 Buy one here Bub!

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