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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Nicky B, Nov 13, 2008.
All 50s style teles have one piece maple necks,no seperate fretboards.
Yes gearhead i did post that. As it turns out, when they got the case out of the back of the store they accidentally gave me the case for the 52 re issue. So while my vhr 52 came with it, it was by accident
It appears Gearhead88 that you got the case and contents for a standard AV52RI which as a reissue rightfully came with an ashtray cover. They also came with the appropriate parts to wire them from vintage correct to "modern" pickup selection and an optional 6 saddle bridge.
My hot rod came with the 52ri case .. Obviously a mistake by the guys at guitar centre
I bought it used from my favourite local music store , it was traded in about three years ago . I happened to be in the right place at the right time as it had only been there a short time , the guitar was mint ! I had to have it and put it on layaway . At the time , I was on reduced hours at work and was forced to pay it off $200 here , $150 there, as I could afford to , Christmas was close , my sweetie knew I was paying off something at the music store , she went in and paid the last $ 400 so I could have it for the holidays.
I just got this Hot Rod for Valentines day.
Welcome to the Club! Beautiful guitar!
Sign me up, I just scored this via local CL. 2008 52 Hot Rod Tele.
previous owner swapped out the SD for a Lollar mini HB. sounds good to me. Guitar was disgustingly filthy/grungy. I did a deep clean on it and took it in for a proper setup. I just got it back from my guitar tech and he did a beautiful job. Play nice now, sounds even better. This puts me at 5 tele's. Why not, life's short.
I just joined the club last week. Found a 52VHR on Reverb and am really happy with it. Has some dings and missing the tweed case, but the more I play it the more I like it. I have an American Std that I've swapped pickups and bridge hardware on and made it quite nice in its own right, but this guitar is special.
The guitar looks great. I love mine. Hope you get as much enjoyment from yours.
Ok, so I have a question... has anyone here replaced the tuners? I'm only on my first set of strings (10-46), but I'm seeing just the slightest bit of tuning instability. I've used the vintage style tuners like these before, and I'm pretty good with my setups as far as it goes. Wondering what others have seen.
So this is a tad embarrassing... I have always used the neck pick up only on my 83 tele and as a result was really only using the neck humbucker on my hot rod... I was mucking around today and started using the bridge... I didn't really what a beast it is ... nice find.. if not a little late ...
I have not had any tuning problems with mine. It has been very stable. I don't typically stretch my strings when I change them. I put them on, tune up a couple of times and let them sit over night. I retune in the morning. They may be slightly unstable at first but usually not. I tune up normally and play.
I don't have any science to back this up, but I believe the strings last longer when I do this. The guitar itself has been very stable.
That's good to hear. I just realized that when I originally changed the strings on mine I didn't go through all of my usual steps (I usually add just a little graphite in my string slots), so maybe that's what I was seeing... I changed them again last night and did my usual thing, so I'll know more tonight!
I've had my 52 HR for about five years now and love it. I just recently took some Meguiar's Scratch X to the back of the neck and it buffed out to an amazingly slick glossy finish. Wish I had done that years ago. I love this guitar, pictured below next to my CIJ 62 Custom Reissue.
Great looking vhr! Your grain is awesome. Mine is quite a lot cloudier than that.
I do the graphite thing as well. I mark the nut slots with pencil when I change strings to prevent binding at the nut. Seems to work well and costs almost nothing.
It's taken about 10 years of GAS, but I'm finally "in the club"!
Congrats I was jamming on mine a few minutes ago. They don't get old to play. So clear your schedule and have a go!