Admittedly, this is my only custom shop guitar, but I have to relate my experience. The guitar is a standard Barnbuster, soft v neck, translucent antique white, vintage bridge, 4 way switching,Serial number 0792. If I could characterize this guitar in a word, it would be mojo. The guitar is not one of his customs and if I wanted to pay several hundred more dollars I might go for slightly different specs. But, it comes set up so well, with such attention to detail in terms of fretwork and neck finishing that I just play better, and sound better on this guitar. For me, the bends are not a problem but the vintage radius makes chording so much easier. In terms of sound it can do all manner of clean tones, pushed country sounds, classic rock crunch, as well as modern metal tones. I never imagined that a tele with single coils could sound this versatile. Not just "versatile" but it sounds "ideal" no matter what I throw at it. Every day I play it the more I feel like this is my guitar, my number 1 I want no one else to have. I let my $3000 PRS, a fantastic guitar in its own right, sit more and more. The Barnbuster is an instrument I want to play. I could go for a raw fatter neck, more switching options and taller frets. But I somehow feel like they wouldn't make too much of a difference. I'll need a really good reason to get another electric for a while. Ultimately, what I'm saying is, order a Ron Kirn, I doubt you'll be disappointed.