- electric guitars
Dates of manufacture:
The HOWARD ROBERTS HR-1 model was made by Samick for Epiphone between 1994 and 1998. It was a contemporary reissue of the 1960s Epiphone Howard Roberts model. The HR-1 had a floating mini-humbucker pickup and a hollow laminated curly maple body with oval soundhole. The peghead has a Howard Roberts signature and a tree-of-life inlay.
The Korean HR-1 replaced the Japanese made "1960s Howard Roberts" model in 1994 - both these reissue models came out after Howard Robert's death in 1992 so he would not have played them himself.
Source: the unofficial Epiphone wiki & Epiphone catalogs.
|Number of control knobs||2 control knobs|
|Tone controls||1 tone control|
|Volume controls||1 volume control|
|Pickups brand and model||Epiphone mini humbucker|
|Pickups configuration||1 humbucker pickup|
|Finish colors||red finish|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||25.5 inches scale-length|
|Body back material||laminated maple body back|
|Body sides material||laminated maple body sides|
|Body top material||laminated maple body top|
|Hardware color||gold hardware|
|Neck width||1.68 inches wide at nut|