Ron Thorn sends me a Christmas present

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  1. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok, the guitar will be ready after Christmas.... but here is a pic Ron sent me.


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  2. jackthecat37

    jackthecat37 Silver Supporting Member

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    The Minis are great! Cool pickguard too.
     
  3. Terry McInturff

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    Looks great! Can't wait to see the rest.
     
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    Beautiful. The color and depth of the finish is unreal. Can't wait for the final reveal in the new year.
     
  7. mullytron

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    Oo, dat's purty. Talk some more about that bridge.
     
  8. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    The bridge has totally seprate pieces for each string. I have not seen it in person, but it sounded like a good idea and Ron seems to like it. Goes clear through the body via a rectangular hole. It is a 2Tek
     
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  9. rickboot

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    If you hadn't been on the naughty list you would have gotten the whole guitar.

    Merry Axemas!
     
  10. koamarlin

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    Very nice!:drool
    Black korina or Ash?
     
  11. trisonic

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    Bridge is early Burns-like.

    Best, Pete.
     
  12. dbeeman

    dbeeman Gold Supporting Member

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    Black Korina. Standard wood for the Thorn Socal is white or black Korina. Ron has a huge stack of these woods
     
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    TDJMB Gold Supporting Member

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    The wood is obviously inferior - look at all those dark streaks in it! Send it to me and I'll sand them out. Such a shame ...
     
  14. MrMunky

    MrMunky Silver Supporting Member

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    Is that bridge a 2Tek, or a Thorn original? Beautiful in any event.
     
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    put me on that christmas list , I wish . great looking guitar
    enjoy it
     
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    It's a 2Tek. Incredible color/finish!
     
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    Love that wood!

    I'm supposed to get something from Ron today... "Out for delivery" is all good, but I'm ready for "sign here".
     
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    And what kind of neck wood is intended?
     
  19. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Love the wood and the mini's, but I just can't get past the look of the 2Tek. I really like the sound/feel/look of a 3 brass barrel bridge on a Tele-type anyway.

    I was considering the Atmosphere guitar Ron had available, but the 2Tek swayed me away.
     
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    What kind of Minis is he using in that? And you will have to post clips when you get it. I am planning a build with dual minis and a Hannes bridge, and your guitar just confirmed my plans. It looks sweet!! Cant wait to see it all done. And I dig the Thorn neck joint!!
     

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