Your Top 5 favorite Thorn Guitars

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  1. bforest4

    bforest4 Member

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    List your top 5 favorite Thorn guitars. Go to Thornguitars.com and browse the awesome guitar gallery to view almost every Thorn ever made.

    Here's my lists, I'm going to do seperate lists for Artisan's, and Socal's.

    Thorn Artisan Guitars:

    1. Artisan Master #3

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    2. Artisan Master #138

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    3. Limited Editions - Birds of Paradise

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    4. Artisan Master #150

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    5. SFC #26

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    #6: Not yet made. My future SoCal R/S!! :omg:p
     
  3. SeanMc

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    I'll exempt the 3 that are already in my possession, as they'd take up the first 3 spots.

    Nick's #78 has always been especially alluring.
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    Jim's #105 is certainly a tasty little piece.
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    Mike's #140... I will pry it out of those fingers.
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    SS/1 is simply a masterpiece.
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    And since it's not in my possession yet, I can cast a vote for the upcoming G/T in progress.
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  4. jamess

    jamess Silver Supporting Member

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    This thread should have some excellent guitar porn....... :)
     
  5. Gnash

    Gnash Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't like your chances :rotflmao

    Mike's #140... I will pry it out of those fingers.
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  6. edwarddavis

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    This is torture. But some great guitars
     
  7. Shadscbr

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    My top 2 are Eric's solid Koa/Brw, and Bill's "Under the Sea"

    spots 3-5 are a toss up between the many killer Koa guitars Ron has made :)

    Shad
     
  8. niersbach

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    A hard decision, but I definitely have my favorites!! I have played at least 100 of them over the last 7 years or so...and I own the Octopus Garden and the Carbon Prototype which both are by far and away my favorites...but I would give up pretty much any other guitar I own for these....(I am on the Artisan List for something a LOT like Oscar)

    The 2 Artisans I own...by FAR my Favorites..

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    THe five I would KILL for


    #1 Carls Eagle

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    #2 Danes Manta Ray

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    #3 Mike (Snoopys) Parrots with the island burst top and fiber optic fretboard

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    #4 Waynes Wolf Guitar

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    #5 Jo Lee's Oscar

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  9. Jim S

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    OMG, this thread is going to be brutally GAS inducing.
     
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    Looking at the pics of the 2 I own gives me gas....and I ALREADY OWN THEM!!! :rotflmao :bonk

    Jim, you REALLY need to fly on out here for the bbq on the 7th of April and check some of them out in person!! Bring your wife with you and she can hang out with mine and BS while we drool over guitars and amps :D
     
  11. A-Bone

    A-Bone Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty fond of this little number:

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  12. Lambone

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    Most fond of the HB #005 which I'm honored to own.
     
  13. Jim S

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    Yet? That finish and quilt is from another world.

    Congrats.
     
  14. phretbored

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    This is Thorn #002
    I own this one.
    It's an amazing instrument!


    Ron Thorn and crew produce some truly mindblowing guitars no doubt.
     
  15. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine.

    Thorn 140
    Thorn 018
    Nick V's Thorn 078 / John Hurt's 91 Pimp daddy (tie)
    Carl's Eagle
    Bill's Under the Sea


    Jr90's:
    Koi Proto (mine)
    070310 2 tone hardtail (Mine)
    Hot Rod one off of Johns
    the Silver and black hot rod of Todds
    THe red Hot rod Todd Sold.

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    Mine. C/S 012
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    Wayne's Silver and Black Koi

    CS 004

    SS 001

    Fish Lee Hooker's GT 43

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  16. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Cold dead hands Sean. That's my fiance's favorite as well. So even then, I don't like your odds. She shoots better than i do. :p
     
  17. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    And you've actually played mine!

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  18. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    Mark Goldenberg getting down on a Jr90...

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  19. big mike

    big mike Marshall Voiced Moderator Staff Member

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    If I'm replacing MINE.
    Then I want Bill's Under the sea, and Steve's 139.

    Junior 90's, I want the red esquire, and Mojo's koa top

    C/S's I'll add the surf green one ron just finished with 2 single's at the bridge.
     
  20. snoopy1@isoc.ne

    snoopy1@isoc.ne Silver Supporting Member

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    Great thread.....:munch
     

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