52 Hot Rod Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Nicky B, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. djwood

    djwood TDPRI Member

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    Congrats on your new Hot Rod! It's a fantastic guitar -- just a beast.

    Regarding Q1, IMHO, the Hot Rod is a guitar that's framed as a "player" anyway so the mod was the result of another player's opinion about usability etc. -- a utilitarian view of guitar as tool, not museum piece. Personally I don't love the depth of my HR's stock output jack because some of my angled cables don't quite reach all the way in (though Fulltone angled plugs do, just barely) so it's the kind of thing I might have done myself if I couldn't tweak the existing one to my liking. So I would say, if you like yours as much as I like mine, I'd leave it as-is and just play the sh*t out of it.
     
  2. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm in. A beaten up 2009-er

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  3. ast370

    ast370 Tele-Meister

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    Congrats
     
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  4. RYAN1987M

    RYAN1987M Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Hi All,

    I purchased a used '07 Hot Rod '52 a few months ago. On a whim, I decided to swap in typical single coil pickups. I also wanted to clean it up a bit under the hood as the former owner must've been a smoker...

    Anyways, I noticed that my neck doesn't appear to have a 'Hot Rod' stamp...should I be concerned?

    Neck Part No - 0073131-970
    APR 17 2007
    MAY 0? 2007
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    Body Part No - 0073106-350
    Neck Pocket - APR 13 2007

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  5. nobis17

    nobis17 Tele-Meister

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    I don't know what year it is (I don't feel like taking off the neck), but it plays and feels like a dream. No real exciting story, just was looking for a Tele, and I had eyed this one at GC online for a few weeks. I told myself on a friday that if it was still available on Monday, I would drive into Boston and try it out. Needless to say, it was, and I walked out the proud owner of a guitar I have dreamed about since I was a kid.

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  6. logans_tele

    logans_tele Tele-Meister

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    It's a beauty. You could always email Fender with the serial number and they'll tell you the year.
     
  7. nobis17

    nobis17 Tele-Meister

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    I actually did, I just heard back from them a few days ago - It was born on September 2009 :)
     
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  8. JedimasterPaul

    JedimasterPaul TDPRI Member

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    I joined the club back in October. Love the guitar, the neck especially. My guitar was made in Feb 2007, according to Fender. Its fairly lightweight too, an ounce shy of 7 lb

    Here is a photo of my guitar as I got it.

    I did change out the saddles to a set of brass offset compensated barrels from Philadelphia Luthier Supply. Also waiting on some parts as I plan to change the pickups - Lollar Firebird in the neck position, Mojotone Quiet Coil Broadcaster in the bridge. And a new pickguard to fit the Lollar.


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  9. Rockbreaker

    Rockbreaker Tele-Holic

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    Mine's the black one in my avatar
     
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