H82 - Rebel|
Electric hollowbody - Sunburst
Production year(s) : 1968-1971 (other years possible, not verified)
2 pickups - Same model renumbered H682 from 1972 - (H82 model number was used previously for the "Electro banjo" in 1956)
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- The Lone Arranger - 2008-07-11
I bought one of these off ebay - its a 68 with an old Bigsby unit replacing the daft original trem. It has the most wonderful warm but focussed sound and the tone controls are really useful. Through my Deluxe Reverb it puts my other guitars (good ones) to shame. Its quite quirky in the playability stakes - the bridge is prone to rattle and its not made with the same care and detail as some of the block inlaid models, but its a really sweet little guitar and I find it to be very versatile. I'm in the process of tweaking it to play at its best. I use it in the studio mainly but intend to gig with it soon. It rarely goes out of tune even wth lots of Bigsby use which is impressive and although light it does feel solid. Unique charm and a sweet vintage voice - I love it!
- Bob Diddley - 2009-02-16
I owned one of these, although it had been altered before I got it, so I wasn't sure until later what it was. The finish had been stripped, and the headstock trimmed to more of a Strat-shape. Not the best for staying in tune, but it had wicked tone. I used it for slide. I traded it back to the guy who had refinished it, with a buy-back option. He still has it.
- Diamond Jim - 2009-03-02
This model was my first electric. I sold it to a friend who gave to a friend who gave it back to me. It's a little worse for wear and missing the tremolo arm but is a sweet guitar. I really enjoy having it back in my possession.
- dwood - 2009-09-25
This waas my first guitar. It was used but in good condition. A birthday present in 1973. My guitar teacher loved, I myself hated it, wanting a strat or a les paul to play real rock and roll, but wat out of my budget. I gave it away in 1977 after going the accustic route. But would do anything to have it back now. I finally realize 30 years later why my teacher loved the sound. I have never played another guitar as sweet and smooth sounding.
- Kerry Ayres - 2010-02-28
Bought my 69 Rebel off Ebay in 2002. It needs a pro setup and I would like to have a bone nut and possibly a different material type bridge (nylon?) and get the guitar to really play its best. My pickup switches are failing...I would like to have a pearloid guard made up with the best possible switch and pots (500K?) and best electonic components and wiring. I wonder is there a way to optimize the W vibrato? We all will be the only kids on the block or in the state to rock the Rebel. I think it looks really cool and it feels good playing it standing or sitting.
- BBGILL - 2010-11-30
This was also my first guitar. It's no les paul, but I absolutely love it. I recently decided to give it a renovation by re-setting the neck, putting in a bone nut, and cleaning up the electronics. Unfortunately the awesome "shifters" are not funtioning properly and my luthier and myself cannot find anyone to send us a replacement. So this beautiful guitar is just sitting around. Anyone know where to get parts for this type of guitar? write me on youtube if you can help user-bbgill
- BillyD - 2014-02-15
I own a H82 Rebel. I didn't know the model till I visited this website today. Before I owned it, someone swapped out the original pickup with a Humbugger pickup near the neck. I wish they didn't. It has a really warm sound. A guitar tech commented similarly. I just had the electronics cleaned up and the slide switches capped with Fender finger caps. I purchased this guitar, a drum kit and a Sound City concert amp along with speaker cabinet filled with 12 inch speakers for $175.00 in the early 70's from my cousin in my late teens. I did become a decent drummer. However, I traded a Pearl Export Series drum kit for the Marshall. I traded my Sound City for a new Fender Stratocaster with a Fender case fairly recently. I am enjoying my guitars through a Marshall Head and one stack. Being in my early sixties I appreciate these instruments.
- Rick Sticks - 2014-04-08
The h82 was my first real guitar. The avocado was my teachers idea. I had to wait for it come from the factory. The date inside is 8-69-??.. The vibrato tailpiece makes it go out of tune easy. It is still one of the easiest guitars to play. I play it more often than my expensive solid body guitar because i do not need an amp. I'm glad to still have it.
- SteveB - 2014-09-06
Yep, it was also my first guitar. Dad bought new in 1968 for $150. I was 12. Would also love to have it back. It was a great inexpensive, but well made instrument.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - 2014-12-20
I found this guitar last year someone thru it away. Lucky me i took it and look it up to learn about it. someone else told me it's in very good con.but needs cleaning.
- Joe - 2017-09-13
This was my first electric guitar. I bought it at a pawn shop for $19, when I was stationed at Ft Bragg, when I got back from overseas. It's neck was just right for me and having a truss rod (not always a given in a cheaper guitar back then) made setting up a nice low action easy. A couple of the tuning mechanisms fell apart, probably over 20 years ago, which turned out tk be good, because, if they were working, I probably would have sold it, along with my '78 Les Paul Custom, my 1935 Gibson archtop, my '75 Fender Twin Reverb with Altec 417-8H's and my 1940 Gibson violin, all of which I sold to raise money in a marriage that didn't work out. If I can find a set of tuners that'll fit, at least I'll still have a playable guitar!
...Sure, all the things I listed are just objects, and I shouldn't be so shallow, but I sure felt better about myself, when I had them!