Howard Roberts Fusion

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Howard Roberts
Howard Roberts

Howard Roberts (October 2, 1929 – June 28, 1992) was an American jazz guitarist, educator and session musician.

Roberts played rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass and mandolin, both in the studio and for television and movie projects, including lead guitar in the theme from The Twilight Zone, guitar on the theme from The Munsters and rhythm guitar on the theme from I Dream of Jeannie.

The Epiphone Howard Roberts Fusion was introduced in 1986.

See Also: Howard Roberts HR



Epiphone Howard Roberts Fusion II
Epiphone Howard Roberts Fusion II & III

HR Fusion II & III

  • 1988-1989 (Fusion II)
  • 1988 (Fusion III)


  • Mahogany body
  • Laminated Spruce top
  • Two F-holes


  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Open-book style headstock
  • 24.75" scale
  • 1.68" nut width


  • Narrow open-book headstock (1988)
  • Clipped-ear headstock with large deco inlay (1989)
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with "Howard Roberts" inscription


  • 3-ply body front
  • 1-ply body back


  • Two humbucker pickups (Fusion II)
  • One humbucker / Two single coil pickups (Fusion III)
  • 1 Vol. 1 Tone controls
  • 3-way selector switch (Fusion II)
  • 5-way selector switch (Fusion III)
  • 3 kill switches (Fusion III)


  • Chrome hardware
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • 2-ply elevated pickguard
  • Diecast tuners
  • Black barrel knobs


  • Vintage Sunburst (VS)
  • Ebony (EB)

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