Fender Eric Johnson RW vs. Vintage Hot Rod '60s Strat

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  1. duaneallen

    duaneallen Supporting Member

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    Anyone ever get a chance to compare these two guitars. Very similar stats, and both are appealing. Thanks for any help.
     
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    jklotz Supporting Member

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    IMHO, it comes dow to weather or not you like a compound radius neck. Beyond that, they are both excellent guitars. I had a maple fb EJ and sold it. It was great, except I found it very stiff for bending, which didn't suit my style of playing. Can't really say if the rw version is any different. As always, try to play before you pay!
     
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    jetydosa Silver Supporting Member

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    Ive owned both, they are very similar and play similarly. Prob the biggest difference to me was the 6point vs 2point trem in feel. Other than that, both cool guitars.
     
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    The ones I played both had 6 point trems.

    The EJ's I played were just bathed in laquer and very very sticky feeling. The HR neck on the 60's model was quite big feeling, I loved it.
     
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    Ive never played a RW EJ, but the '60's Hot Rod neck is definitely my favorite of all time!
     
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    jetydosa Silver Supporting Member

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    The 60s Hot Rod has a 2 point trem.
    The older, now discontinued 62 HR had a 6 point and very large neck.
     

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