Hawkins Hot Rod Guitars
You may ask...what the heck is a Hawkins Hot Rod Guitar? The answer is not so simple but the end result is one of a kind.
Hawkins Hot Rod Guitars came about when I looked around my shop and realized that I had some nice old dismantled guitar bodies and necks that had accumulated over the years. Many of them were 30 years old or more and had aged very nicely. It only made sense to bring them back to life in a whole new and customized way.
So, we may relic or refinish the body, we will reshape and refinish the neck and label it as a Hawkins Hot Rod, we will replace all of the hardware with high quality parts, we will wind/rewind Hawkins Guitar Pickups and we will shield the guitar with copper.
In the end, these guitars may be the best deal around as they play and sound like a true custom made guitar and are powered by the same components that I put in my custom built electric guitars.
Also, customers will often bring me an old guitar that they want Hot Rodded out. It is certainly a good way to get a killer new guitar (kinda) for relatively cheap!