Ron Thorn + Carbon Fiber =

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  1. eric102673

    eric102673 Member

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    1/8" arched carbon fiber only top on a customized semi-hollow mahogany body and limba neck? I knew he was working with the carbon fiber but even I didn't know what he was doing with it.
    I'm planning on monopolizing this one when I'm at Jamie's tomorrow. If someone asks real nice, I might let them see it too. ;) From what Ron's written, it sounds like he's already offering these up for sale, but I don't know how many or when the orders are open. I've been so out of the loop. I might have to get on that list if I can swing it though. I think Sarah will kill me.

    Ron's post about it is on the TNDP...
    http://thornnewsanddiscussionpage.yuku.com/topic/2514

    -e.
     
  2. tequilaboy85

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    I love it!
    I already wrote to Ron for more infos...:drool:drool:drool
     
  3. drezdin

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    Wow! very cool concept.

    Seems like it would be a very difficult build
     
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    Amazing, always great to see a master like Ron Thorn taking things to another level. Beautiful guitar, I bet it sounds amazing.
     
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    That is by far the coolest Thorn I've ever seen and one the coolest guitars period. Love those inlays too. The price is a bit outside of my range though :D

    -Austin
     
  6. todd richman

    todd richman Senior Member

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    That is very cool. I would love to hear the tone of that guitar.
     
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    Well You guys aren't going to like me.

    Such a waste. Here a material with some really great attributes that could be used and has been to improve the guitar and what does he do decorate the front what an utter waste of carbon fiber.
     
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    Did you even read how this guitar is constructed before posting?
    Waste of typing if you ask me...

    Try following the link and reading a bit. Sheesh.

    -e.
     
  9. Diablo

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    Hey Ron! Awesome! I'm working on a very similar thing right now! CF can be so cool yet can be a major pain to work with. The dust is killer and it dulls tools in an instant. This one you made came out looking great. Bet it sounds fantastic. I did the quadriplegic one with 12K CF overlaid on the top and neck and noticed how cool it looked. Then I've done a lot with plates other things. I always noticed how stiff it was and that made it resonant. So, I've been programming a mold for a top. So cool to see that you did that! Congratulations again my friend!
     
  10. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    Wow, that's really something. Ron keeps upping the ante. Great builder and now even more cutting edge. :AOK
     
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    Far and away my fave Thorn creation. I typically find most of his work wayyyyyy over the top and fancy schmancy (albeit clearly masterful art), but this one is outstanding. Simple, modern, and purposeful. Zodiac Works out of Japan does CF guitars from time to time and I love the modern look of them. This one is even better. Very cool indeed.
     
  12. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    I like the look of it a lot and am curious to hear what it sounds like. Way out of my price range.

    Bryan
     
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    Must put the phone and credit card DOWN. Step back from my wallet.....
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    That freeking Ron is always making stuff I LIKE :AOK
     
  15. Luke

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    I know seriously, think of how many windows your could have caulked?

     
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    What no purfling??????:nono

    Super concept!
     
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    why is it a waste? cuz it could've been used for... something else? Like making fighting robots? Or the hoods/spoilers for cars? Or as a laminate on my snowboard?

    I guess all those Rainsongs or Composite Acoustic guitars are wastes, too.
     
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    Interesting. Just from a technical standpoint, I'd love to see how he handles the edge treatment where the top joins the body. Looks clean.
     
  19. Fixxxer

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    Looks nice. I don't know about 5100 bucks.

    I played a carbon fiber acoustic, and that was really nice, Wierd as it was very skinny and projected well.

    I can only imagine; as the quality on his stuff is stellar.

    Somebody get one and write a review!
     
  20. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    I am so ready get a Thorn. This one almost put me over the edge. I would have to sell every guitar I own to buy it.
     

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