Ron Thorn and my girlfriend Rowan have had a secret relationship for about four months, I recently found out. Rowan can be very conspiratorial and duplicitous. Secretive too - it's a gift. Let me explain: My 50th Bday was Aug 10th. I had two parties one in LA organized by Mark Robinson at Marks house on Aug 5th, and a 2nd party at Kim Gimbals in Chico, organized by Paige Gimbal and Rowan on Aug 12th. At the 2nd party on Aug 12th I was given a poster sized Bday card 24x36. It was a picture of ME playing Ron Thorns personal guitar - #37. I love that guitar. The Thorn guitar had been photoshopped in, replacing the Strat in the original picture that Darcy Hamilton took a few years ago. Rowan told me with a smile, Here Honey, we got you a Thorn guitar for your Birthday. I grinned and thanked her. What a great idea. The photoshop work was excellent, and everybody had signed it. Really cool! Then my friend Kim Gimbal, host of the party, raised his hands over his head, and called for quiet. Dude, youre not getting it, he said. We all chipped in and bought you a Ron Thorn Guitar for your Birthday! AMAZING! Rowan, with the help of fellow TGPer (and my friend since high school) Mark Robinson, and with donations from friends and relatives conspired with Ron Thorn to buy me a custom made Ron Thorn guitar for my 50th Bday. And Kim was right - I didn't get it at first, but when I did ...OMFG - WOW! I'm definitely not worthy. This is a gift that would truly humble anyone, as it has humbled me. Very Special Thanks to Rowan - I love you Baby, you totally got me! Special thanks to Mark Robinson and Family - I'm speechless and thrilled. Thanks to Mom and Dad - you're the best! Thanks to Ron Thorn - you sly dog, keeping secrets like that! So now, what kind of wood? Trem or Stud? Semi hollow or solid? P-90's or HBs? Two vols and one tone or .... Thank you so much to all who contributed, and to all who came to one of the great parties, and to those who were unable to attend in person. No one I'm aware of is more fortunate than me. Thanks to All, Dana O. Conspirators include: Peter Copeland, Leon C, Gil Ayan, Cesar Saramiento, Adam Stark, Larry Rosen, Larry Weissenborn, Darrel Johnston, Rick Davidson, Dave Nelson, Mike Kenney, Mark Hattersley, Robin Hattersley, Dave Bucholz, Joe Robinson, Greg Brown, Nancy Olsen, Julie Olsen, Ellen and Jim Jansen, Chris Boarman, Shawn Fabian, and many others too numerous to mention in print.