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Post by tomrockhopper on Jun 24, 2020 20:56:58 GMT
Hi, I'm new on the forum and can see Hot Rod Steel Guitars has come up in the past. I bought this guitar direct back in 2013 from after lots of research for an affordable single cone resonator. It's brass bodied, nickel plated (subtle relic treated, "rat rod" I think...), one piece mahogany neck, thick slab ebony fret-board and slotted headstock (upgraded machine heads). Fretwork, nut, and saddle work was done in their Southern California workshop by quite a well respected luthier over there. Also the bridge was made from the neck of an old National guitar... The company has gone bust now, but also ran www.nationalguitar.com/ dealing in old Nationals. It's a rare guitar due to Hot Rod Steel's limited production and years in business, it's too good to just sell on ebay, but I think it will end up on there...This is the only one I can find online www.mmguitarbar.com/listing/hot-rod-steel-single-cone-resonator-guitar-brass-body-nickel-plated-relic-wohc/17952751 (mine has far less nickel distressing/aging). I sounds fantastic and I'm sad to sell it.
If you really want to have a chance of selling the guitar, you need to post pictures of it on this thread. Perhaps best also to say roughly how much you want for the guitar. As the Lenny Gerthoffer's Hot Rot guitars were made from Chinese guitar bodies, they are fairly generic so we will have a decent idea what they should look like - but some photos would give us a good idea of condition. What you should really concentrate taking pictures on is the neck - so we can get a good idea how that looks. Whole length of neck - front & back, headstock close-up, headstock side on to show the tuners. Also definitely need a picture of the neck to body join, close up, from side on. I hope that helps. How to post pictures ? Don't click on "Quick Reply" (on the left side of the black bar - as that doesn't give you the option to attach photos. Click on "Reply", on the far right side of the black bar. Then choose "Add Attachment" - and you can select pictures from your computer's hard drive.