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Ron Thorn
03-30-2009, 09:35 PM
Here's my "Powered by Ford" stash.

http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Shelby1.jpg
GT500KR - King of the Road - Esquire



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350a.jpg

GT350 w/ Tail light triple 'buckers



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350b.jpg

GT350 tapping the brakes.



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Roush1.jpg

Stage 1 Roush w/ Jack Roush autograph (he wanted to buy it!)



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350H.jpg

Rent a Racer GT350H - Thanks Zilmo!!!



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Mustang17.jpg

Fender Custom Shop #17 of 35 Mustang Strat



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/MustangProto.jpg

35th Anniversary Prototype


I know there is at least one Hemi-themed GMP out there - let's see 'em.

big mike
03-30-2009, 09:45 PM
Dayum!!!!!!!!!!!!

02Singlecut
03-30-2009, 09:47 PM
LOL....I was just going to PM you about the Rousch.....LOL Figures!! How do you like the Rent a Racer ??

I don't know which I miss more? The guitar or car.....

http://mustangsandmore.com/memberpages2/TeasGrabber_c.jpg

Ron Thorn
03-30-2009, 09:52 PM
The Rent-a-Racer is a killer guitar Todd! I love the quack and it was set up perfectly. I am completely floored by it and am forever grateful! You and Z rock!!!

Motorhed
03-30-2009, 09:58 PM
Those look great!!!!

M55ikael
03-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Wow! That's been done incredibly well! When I saw the topic I was ready for some real tacky guitars. Boy was I in for a surprise!
Hats off!

Brett Faust
03-30-2009, 11:41 PM
Check out Bolin
And who can forget the "Mr horsepower" Ernie Ball guitars?
Sorry no pics.

Austinrocks
03-30-2009, 11:55 PM
amazing guitars thanks

Stringz
03-31-2009, 07:47 AM
http://www.gilaguitars.com/guitargallery/New%20Updates%20I%20Love%20Doing%20Websites/MrHP/MrHP3a.jpg

Mr Horsepower with working tach that measures attack on the strings.

Ron Thorn
03-31-2009, 10:32 AM
Mr. Horsepower is awesome!!!
Is that yours Stringz?
I know Nigel has one, how many did they make total? What's the scoop? The headers kill me! :BEER

marsos52
03-31-2009, 02:01 PM
how about a smart guitar ?

Ryan
03-31-2009, 02:03 PM
I find them gimmicky, and I wouldn't own one, but they do look cool.

Travst
03-31-2009, 02:13 PM
I'm more of a traditional type, but they are very cool. My hat's off to you for your creativity and the ability to execute a concept extremely well!

hodad
03-31-2009, 02:13 PM
Ron,

Get some Brembos, man.

RSRelic
03-31-2009, 02:39 PM
Here's my take. It's two 65 Mustangs both in 2004 Corvette Ultra silver.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Rbowen/DSCN1627.jpg

dk123123dk
03-31-2009, 02:50 PM
The first esquire is my favorite.

Nice car above too!

dk

SupDude
03-31-2009, 07:16 PM
http://www.gilaguitars.com/guitargallery/New%20Updates%20I%20Love%20Doing%20Websites/MrHP/MrHP3a.jpg

Mr Horsepower with working tach that measures attack on the strings.

How exactly does this thing work?

Edit: Nevermind I just looked one up online. It looks way more confusing than it actually is

Bluedawg
03-31-2009, 08:33 PM
Here's my "Powered by Ford" stash.

http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Shelby1.jpg
GT500KR - King of the Road - Esquire



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350a.jpg

GT350 w/ Tail light triple 'buckers



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350b.jpg

GT350 tapping the brakes.



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Roush1.jpg

Stage 1 Roush w/ Jack Roush autograph (he wanted to buy it!)



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350H.jpg

Rent a Racer GT350H - Thanks Zilmo!!!



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/Mustang17.jpg

Fender Custom Shop #17 of 35 Mustang Strat



http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/MustangProto.jpg

35th Anniversary Prototype


I know there is at least one Hemi-themed GMP out there - let's see 'em.


Very nice ....

Who would'a thunk that the man who builds some of the most beautiful guitars on the planet goes for car-themed guitars

I'm gonna keep my eyes open for some of this stuff and see what kind of trades I can work on one of Ron's guitars


:banana

John Hurtt
03-31-2009, 08:49 PM
Fantastic looking group, Ron! My fav is the Roush...sweet!

Stringz
03-31-2009, 08:49 PM
Mr. Horsepower is awesome!!!
Is that yours Stringz?
I know Nigel has one, how many did they make total? What's the scoop? The headers kill me! :BEER

No, not mine. They made 25 for a promotional deal. They made the 11th one special. The tachometer goes up to 11 instead of 8 and the billiard ball on the gearshift has the number 11 on it instead of 8. You have to have seen the Spinal Tap movie to appreciate the 11 humor. I lay awake at night wondering where #11 is, sometimes. :bow:bow:bow

https://www.activemusician.com/images/news/4610-0s.jpg

In this picture, number 11 is on top. See how the shift knob is a different color? I know it's hard to see, but this is the only photo of #11 I could find. That is the color of a #11 billiard ball. The other two are black like an 8 ball.

crosse79
03-31-2009, 08:51 PM
I love the Esquire best - very very nice.

Stringz
03-31-2009, 09:01 PM
I wonder why Fender would make Mustang guitars based on the Strat instead of, you know, the Mustang:huh

Ron Thorn
03-31-2009, 09:13 PM
I wonder why Fender would make Mustang guitars based on the Strat instead of, you know, the Mustang:huh


Good question. That same year Fender did 25 Jaguar Strats...not Jaguars :rolleyes:

http://www.ibanezregister.com/images/forsale/fender/jagstrat7.jpg

14K Gold leaping cat inlays, burled walnut pickguard and fretboards - sweet.

Thanks for the info on the Mr. HPs Stringz. I saw one in their NAMM booth years ago, never knew how many were made.

RS - nice ride! I was hoping I wasn't the only matching car/guitar guy here. I've sent your image to my girlfriend with a big "See!!!" note.

Bluedawg - Thank you, but even 5A quilt and koa can get boring sometimes :rotflmao

Hodad - That's for stopping, nahhh. :nono

puckhead
03-31-2009, 10:04 PM
Does my Airscreamer count? (top right, obviously)
if not, can I at least get a tow?

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt258/mbtabs/wall.jpg

AaeCee
03-31-2009, 10:12 PM
http://thornguitargallery.com/rons/GT350b.jpg

Whaaa? Please explain that effect. Looks like it's gotta yield some radioactivity! :eek: Whatever it is, it's pretty damn badass!

mikef1331
03-31-2009, 10:19 PM
WOW, great stash Ron! I really like the looks of the Hertz rent-a-racer PRS.

Ron Thorn
03-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Whaaa? Please explain that effect. Looks like it's gotta yield some radioactivity! :eek: Whatever it is, it's pretty damn badass!


Ha!
I machined the humbucker covers from reflector material. The picture was simply taken with the flash 'on'. No matter what angle you take the picture from, it's the same effect.

Airstream...classic!!!

Thanks Mike :BEER

AaeCee
03-31-2009, 10:29 PM
Ha!
I machined the humbucker covers from reflector material. The picture was simply taken with the flash 'on'. No matter what angle you take the picture from, it's the same effect.

That's brilliant (literally)! Must look great on stage.

Ron Thorn
03-31-2009, 10:55 PM
That's brilliant (literally)!

Bada:rimshot

Hehe.

WayneM
03-31-2009, 11:11 PM
Great collection Ron!

Ron seems not to brag....but I believe Ron did most of the inlays in those guitars for Fender (Sorry Ron, my bad)

I wanted to added one of my guitars that Ron seemed to like in this mode.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t40/Waynem51/DSC00255.jpg

Ron Thorn
03-31-2009, 11:12 PM
Great guitar Wayne!!! Love it the second you opened the case, coolness!!! :BEER

Brett Faust
04-01-2009, 12:54 AM
Hey Ron, what do you plug em into? A Speedster perhaps?

Cobra
04-17-2009, 08:10 PM
WOW!!
Thanks to Ron Thorn for giving me a heads-up on this thread.
The guitars previously posted are freaking awesome...

Here is my humble contribution:

http://musictoyz.infopop.cc/groupee/forums/a/ga/ul/5991013273/Really_Red_headstock_decal_small.jpg
http://musictoyz.infopop.cc/groupee/forums/a/ga/ul/5341001273/Really_Red_complete_2_mid-size.jpg

george4908
04-17-2009, 08:29 PM
Do these count?

Hagstrom Impala:
http://www.guitarsandeffects.com/images/hagstrom.jpg

Guild Polara:
http://www.vintageandrareguitars.com/media/products/main_12819.jpg

Gibson Marauder:
http://www.betterguitar.com/equipment/guitars/player_opinions/gibson/marauder.jpg

Donovan
04-17-2009, 09:35 PM
Fender Cyclone

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Fender%20Cyclone/100_4542.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Fender%20Cyclone/100_4543.jpg

Mercury Cyclone

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Fender%20Cyclone/cars6_111.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/fuzztone65/Fender%20Cyclone/9542-1970-Mercury-Cyclone.jpg

jcoggins7
04-17-2009, 10:21 PM
My favorites:
http://www.mjguitar.com/photo/gt500.jpg
http://www.mjguitar.com/photo/mustang.jpg

Motorhed
04-17-2009, 10:24 PM
Even though I don't see it as the REAL Eleanor(it can't be, its not in the REAL Gone in 60 Seconds lol), I'm still thinking about painting a pickguard inspired by the Eleanor in the Gone in 60 Seconds remake for my Fender Mustang. This is a mockup done in Paint using a Jagstang outline from Warmoth's site. I've also thought about painting one the same green as the 'Stang in Bullitt.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/motorhed/jagstang_1.gif



Ron, I just noticed your Reggie Bannister quote!!! That's one of my favorite parts of one of my favorite flicks!! Phantasm Phorever!!! How about a guitar based on the Phantasm Cuda?

Sittin' Here at Midnight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEyJB4Phrms&feature=related)

Zilmo
03-27-2012, 12:26 AM
Nice stash there Ron!

Quintus
03-27-2012, 05:55 PM
I've always liked this one....

http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g339/deppmeier/CoolGuitar.jpg

Baxtercat
03-27-2012, 06:07 PM
Yeah, that '57 Chevy's a classic at this point.

Moon equipped [w/ cord]
http://eriksalin-art.com/guitare-custom-mooneyes.jpg
http://www.lalogalvan.com/music/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/mooneyes.jpg

Polynitro
03-27-2012, 06:13 PM
mines more subtle

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p161/cgravier_bucket/gracetele-1.jpg
http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p161/cgravier_bucket/grace10.jpg

Raygun Gothic
03-27-2012, 06:22 PM
Wow! Necro-Thread!

Anyway, back in 2010 Fender had a Cars & Guitars exhibit at Tempe Town Center. A few highlights (sorry about the crappy photography):

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7nBfqMjB5TA/TFjBtEoBq3I/AAAAAAAAABE/ltLI7x0RmuM/s912/IMG_0461.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-o37by5_O4UQ/TFjCHO6axXI/AAAAAAAAABc/BosPpPgzvs8/s912/IMG_0462.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-t0MLszsykZ0/TFjCHfDU1DI/AAAAAAAAABo/Nz_gRDC2Uuk/s912/IMG_0465.JPG

dougk
03-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Gulf GT40 / 917 inspired
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/140954582.jpg
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/140954584.jpg

:D

Raygun Gothic
03-27-2012, 06:24 PM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ZXtoy7_Rxs0/TFjCrNwPISI/AAAAAAAAACA/tA4-dIAsBV8/s640/IMG_0471.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4eeobzKClLo/TFjDH31bEkI/AAAAAAAAACE/pRMKohZC55M/s912/IMG_0472.JPG

Inlay:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aHGWTERV5ZE/TFjDH2JeBiI/AAAAAAAAACI/1C69qCXzvUI/s912/IMG_0473.JPG

Raygun Gothic
03-27-2012, 06:26 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WIIcEFXkqyg/TFjE2IQ4byI/AAAAAAAAADA/mQR54Gd0w6c/s912/IMG_0482.JPG

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-JqPMkXThhUI/TFjE1knTX8I/AAAAAAAAACw/GzYfwRGx4cE/s912/IMG_0484.JPG

Maple lined truck bed!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lspKCYICqrE/TFjE1215StI/AAAAAAAAAC8/pTdPhcTmffI/s912/IMG_0485.JPG

Jon@Home
03-27-2012, 10:13 PM
Gulf GT40 / 917 inspired
http://www.pbase.com/dkauer744/image/140954582.jpg


:D
Love this!

Cream
03-27-2012, 10:55 PM
The very first EC Strats were made in "Torino Red" which is a Ferrari color. It is the same color used on his $4.75mil SP 12 EPC Eric Clapton Ferrari -- as well as numerous other Italian sportscars from Clapton's fleet.

Subsequent EC Strats in "Mercedes Blue" and "Midnight Blue" have been made to match Clapton's Mercedes cars as well.

John Backlund
03-28-2012, 08:03 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/JohnBacklund/RockerBox.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/JohnBacklund/ooop.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/JohnBacklund/600pixel.jpg

Baxtercat
03-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Anyone post Gen. Lee yet?
http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac345/Baxtercat65/TeleGenLee.jpg