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Welcome to the Samick Wikia![]

This is the #1 resource for information about Samick built guitars (of any brand name).

All models on this wiki were made in Incheon, South Korea by Samick unless otherwise specified.

This website is intended for educational and research purposes only, in helping to accurately identify Samick built guitars of the past and present.

The information contained in this wiki may not be 100% complete or accurate and is a work in progress.

This website is not affiliated with the Samick Musical Instrument Mfg. Company in any way. We do not deal in the buying or selling of instruments of any kind, nor do we offer evaluation services for your instruments. Most prices listed are MSRP, taken from catalogs and price lists, and have not been adjusted for inflation (unless specified) and do not reflect the actual street value a model may have sold at. More on prices here: MSRP.

If you have an older (pre-1999) Samick catalog, any Hondo catalog, or any relevant brand that you wish to sell, contact me through the forums.


Samick is a South Korean based musical instrument manufacturer, which was founded in 1958 by Hyo Ick Lee, with the goal of "enriching human life through music, the universal language". By the mid-1990s, they were the single largest guitar manufacturer in the world! Because they build under contract for many famous brand names, more likely than not, you've already played one of their guitars.

For more, see: Samick's History

For help decoding a serial number, see: Serial Numbers


  • Ninja Warrior

  • Grand Prix

  • Eagle

  • Crestline

  • Seville

  • Gracia

  • Lori

  • Salvarez

  • Yakima

  • Audition

  • Allegretto

  • Carlo Robelli

  • Memphis

  • Tamaki

  • Premier

  • TSX 2000

  • Mars

  • Tanara

  • Royce

  • Series A

  • Sonata

  • Lazer

  • Kent

  • Dixon

  • Empro

  • State of the Art

  • Rhapsody

  • Vista

  • Johnny Pro II

  • Tele-Star

  • Drifter

  • Encore

  • Torch

  • Odyssey

  • Orion

  • Turbo Electrics

  • Lero

  • Johnny Guitar

  • Duke

  • Estrella

  • Fiesta

  • Lark

  • Phantom

  • Zapp

  • Festival

  • Un-branded

Recently added[]

  • Fixed broken links to Epiphone Wiki


  • Hondo PD (Paul Dean Signature) model page added!

Hondo PD (Paul Dean Signature)

84 PDII-1
  • Hondo M-16 model page added!

Hondo M-16

84 M-16-0
  • Phantom brand page and lineup, with pictures from a newly acquired 1987 catalog!

Phantom Guitars

2019-11-22 212530 cleaned
  • Hondo H-785 model page added!
Hondo H-785
84 H785-0

Coming Soon:[]

  • 1978, 1983, 1984 and 1985 Hondo Full-Line Catalogs!

01 HJS650TR

2001 Samick Artist Series HJS-650/TR

Paul dean III rare

1984 Hondo Paul Dean PD-III TT (Tobacco Tint)


1984 Hondo Deluxe Series H-830 RW/R (Rosewood)

88 EG1702B

1988 Samick EG-1702 B

00 STR BUN 4

2000 Samick Valley Arts STR-200 KF N (Natural)


Hondo Revival Series H-782 TB (Transparent Black)