Watch the Hot Rod in F online guitar lesson by Bill Kirchen from 30 Hot Rod Guitar Licks You MUST Know
I met the great singer songwriter Ian Tyson a couple years ago, and he asked me if I played "Hot Rod Lincoln" in E or F. It had never even occurred to me to try it in F, but he was on to something. Country picking down in 1st position in F and Bb opens up new possibilities not available with the "cowboy chord" keys. Here you have the 3rd and the 6th of two of the chords on open strings. No pinky needed. In fact, you can play dang near the entire lick with one finger. Try it!