NGPD- My Ron Kirn Tele Build

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by kodecar, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. kodecar

    kodecar Member

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    Hello all. New Guitar Picture Day. I received this from Ron Kirn who is building me a Tele. The first picture of the body with color (Mary Kaye) applied.

    I waited for 3 years for my Thorn but waiting for this 4-8 weeks is killing me.

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  2. Zhurh

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    Good deal, Kirn's doing a guitar for me now too; should have her nx month. I'm real impressed how he cuts/puts boards together to get the grain patterns. Also, what a class act. He's one of a few top luthiers who will do anything he can to get you started on your own build.

    His rep is top notch.
     
  3. go7

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    Congrats; Ron Kirn is top drawer stuff. Enjoy!
     
  4. gkoelling

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    I love Mary Kay. What are the specs for the guitar?
     
  5. mertzy

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    I played a couple Kirn's (unplugged) at Lark Street Music recently. Excellent attention to detail, nice weight/balanced guitars, nice neck carve, and the finishes are fantastic.

    Instead of buying one I decided to build one using his body templates and one of his build threads on another forum as a "roadmap". He is extremely generous with information and makes building look so easy.
     
  6. kodecar

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    I'll call it "vintage-modern" with just a touch of bling.

    Body is obviously Ash, std. 2 pup arrangement.
    Huge Flamed Maple neck/board.
    10-12" radius
    6105 SS frets
    Glendale Singlecut Vintage Blackguard bridge
    Callaham Enhanced Vintage Compensated Saddles
    Tone Pro's Klusons
    Haven't finalized the pup's yet. Either Mare's or Novak's.
    Black Pearl (MOTO) guard.
     

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