Fender California Special: Thorn Edition

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  1. Mike Duncan

    Mike Duncan Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The guitar is BONKERS! I love everything about it! I just wish I was going to be the owner of the one at Wildwood!

    Ron, your work is just incredible! You and Fender - I don't think a better pairing could have been made!
     
  2. Switters

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    Ron Thorn is just kicking ass right now.
    It’s inspirational.

    Nothing but good vibes from Fender these days.
     
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  3. chris lykins

    chris lykins Silver Supporting Member

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    Proud to own one of the originals!
     
  4. mikebat

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    Intriguing.

    I wish it was not 21 fret or sunburst, but besides that, nice!
     
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    I want one. I want it to have a fat neck with a 1 3/4 nut width. Everything else is perfect though. Keep up the good work Ron
     
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  6. Jimmy R

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    I think I speak for everyone here when I say thank you for participating on this forum, Ron.

    If you guys start doing teambuilt versions, I would totally order one. I have a 2017 Mustang California Special in white and black and would love one in Blackguard White Blonde with a 10/56 or '57 V with Fat '50s. :drool
     
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    This is by far the most interesting guitar design I've seen in a long time. I cannot afford the masterbuilt price tag, but if it ever gets to mass production I will be queuing to get one.
     
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    hey Ron, love this guitar. Master built is out of my range tho cash wise. Any news on this making it into the USA production line, or the team built custom shop line. Would crawl over broken glass for one of the lime gold ones
     
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  9. RicardoDiazHimself

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    The green one with racing stripes beautiful!
     
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  10. Ron Thorn

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    Thank you!
    There has been talks of offering it as part of the parallel universe line.
    However, earlier in the year I designed a model for next year’ parallel universe line-up (not a Calif. Spcl.), so they didn’t want to flood it with Thornisms.
    Plus, I kinda dig the fact that these are only available as a Thorn Masterbuilt for now. Call me selfish or prideful, but I feel owning one of these built by me will be a cool thing to have.
    Talk about a dream come true: my “own” Fender Custom Shop model....sh*t, pinch me!!!
     
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    daa2202 Silver Supporting Member

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    Sorry for reviving an ancient thread, but I can personally attest that owning one of these built by you (Ron) is a cool thing to have. Of course, the headstock on mine says "Thorn", not "Fender". C/S-024 just kills, and it has since day one. I've turned down many offers from people that want to buy it.

    Ron, I'm thrilled for you (but not the slightest bit surprised) that you are doing so well at Fender and making your dreams come true. I can see your positive influence in so many ways, big and small. You deserve every single bit of your success and happiness. All the best to you, my friend. Be safe and be well!
     
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