- Mar 24, 2005
Thanks on the additional history of that model. My number one guitar, as I mentioned a ways back in the thread, is a Firebrand Deluxe SG. It does have the Firebrand TRC. Mines a late March date code (081.) |(that works out to March 21st; damn, I missed it's birthday...) I've had it since 1992, and it was pretty beat down when |I got it. |It's accumulated it's share of love since then, a fret job, a couple levelings, electronics work... I honestly wasn;t really a fan of the stock pickups, so for it's 21st birthday it got a Duncan Pearly Gates in the neck and an Alnico 2 in the bridge. I got the drinks.Hold onto your seat because the history of the Firebrands is a convoluted mess. The Mahogany Firebrand was introduced in January 1980 while the Walnut bodied version was still called The "SG" (as it had been since 1979). By July 1980, these models both became part of the "Firebrand Series" and were renamed as The "SG" Standard and The "SG" Deluxe.
Your TRC would not be original. The original on that guitar would say "SG Firebrand". More info here: https://solidguitar.fandom.com/wiki/The_"SG"_/_Firebrand
I was able to find the pics and specs of that guitar from an archive of EverythingSG.com
The SG Hot Rod was a one-off custom build by the Pro Shop's Kelly Butler in 2001. The custom paint job design was done by Jason North. Body: Solid Honduran Mahogany body One-piece construction Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish Neck: 1-pc quartersawn Honduran Mahogany 1960 Slim Taper C profile...solidguitar.fandom.com