I was in SoCal for a half-week of roller-coaster riding, night-clubbing and dining out with friends (oh, and don't miss the Getty Center when you're there) and I spent a late afternoon at Ron Thorn's shop to take the tour and do wood selection (5A quilted maple top, black limba neck/body, ebony fingerboard) and other issue resolution regarding the single-cut I ordered back in early February. I'm happy to say he is just as nice a guy as I had hoped; warm, funny, smart, patient, place the admiring adjective of your choice here. He took more time with me than I had expected (and I felt a bit guilty about it) but he wanted to be sure that the choices we made were going to be the right ones. I couldn't be more happy and excited that my next guitar will be one of Ron's stellar creations. I'll keep all you Thorn-enthusiastis posted on progress.