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Hondo II Goldtop
Hondo II Goldtop  

Headstock view
Headstock view  
Can you tell me if my Hondo is a Pre lawsuit? Trying to get a value on this , as its old

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Hi Dana and thank you for writing in. You do have a great looking guitar. That Guitar would fit in the lawsuit group, it has the right stuff. The open book style head stock and the Gibson Diamond. Hondo did make them off set a little, they saw bad news down the road and being off on that might save them. You can go to eBay and type in Law Suit Guitars and a good many will still pop up. Prices are all over the place, the Aria II have been bringing the highest price even though the Law suit interest peaked out about five to ten years ago. The Hondo II was up there with the best bringing some good money. Your guitar has some great things about it, it is a Hondo and a Gold Top. The low end would be $200.00 dollars and because it is a strikingly good looker, the high would be $450.00,
I would go with the high end because it is a cut above the others. It is all original, not beat up and not the same old black or sunburnt. Try my recommendation and I think you will get best money for your guitar. You can write in any time you want with any question you may have and I will welcome it.
Thank you, Kevin P Moore.

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Guitars and cats make life so much better. Playing the guitar is a wonderful thing, fixing you guitar is not that hard. I have played since I was a kid and started to fix guitars and the other things that needed repair. I still repair guitars for friends and myself and do enjoy it. I rebuild old guitars to their former condition, all amps and music gear. That the mystery out of where and when a guitar was made. The value of it and the difference between junk and a guitar you can grow old with. Ask me things and have some fun.

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The fascination with electric guitars is the top for me. I fix amps, wiring and put the things that fall off back on. The way to really set a guitar up and make it a player. Buying a guitar is an art, and good amps that will get out that tone we all look for, Zen guitar and amplifier is a way to approach it. Better is no worry ask an expert.

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Library of congress, five patients. I write on several guitar forums and many essays on guitar health.

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PhD, MS, BA and a BS all from CMU. I have a BA from Mercyhurst College.

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