Show me your black limba

sosomething

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Thanks to a generous birthday present from my long-term girlfriend, I'm embarking on another Warmoth project. It's going to be patterned closely after the EBMM Axis (sp?) but I'm seriously considering a solid black limba body along with the birdeye maple neck.

It seems like that's a popular and toneful combo around here, because I've seen a number of Thorns and such pop up in those woods.

Help me make up my mind - show me some pictures and tell me about your Black Limba guitars!

Thanks
 

eric102673

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Thorn #10. All time most astounding guitar I have ever played, bar none. It's all in the voice and tone. Every other guitar before and all I'll buy or sell since #10 is all pure gravy. This one guitar is my meat and potatos.
I own vintage ones, I own more expensive ones, but this guitar is just it.

Oh, and I like it too. :D
-e.
 
M

mitch



Here is the back of my G-5 McNaught... I have a few more I will look for.
 

TNJ

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Check the 'My Gear' section to see a beautiful piece of black limba... Thorn AD#23.
:cool:

S.
j
 

Dan Desy

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Weird, it's been over three hours, and Big Mike hasn't posted a picture of his yet... I hope he's alright! :confused:

Jim, that Swan back in Black Limba looks damn good. Too bad it increases the weight so much, uh?
 

sosomething

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rjd1guitar --- How do you find the tonal combo to work between the limba and maple on Thorn #30? They're both gorgeous, btw.

Dan --- limba is heavy? I thought it was generally lighter than mahogany. Is it just that it's lighter than the usual swamp ash used to make Swans?

Jim --- Slightly off subject, but your body style is killer. Every time I see a pic of one of your Swans, I think "that thing looks bad-ass."


Thanks all for the pics! Does anyone have any experience dying limba in colors other than the normal tobacco burst-type finish?
 

Dan Desy

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Originally posted by sosomething
rjd1guitar --- How do you find the tonal combo to work between the limba and maple on Thorn #30? They're both gorgeous, btw.

Dan --- limba is heavy? I thought it was generally lighter than mahogany. Is it just that it's lighter than the usual swamp ash used to make Swans?

Jim --- Slightly off subject, but your body style is killer. Every time I see a pic of one of your Swans, I think "that thing looks bad-ass."


Thanks all for the pics! Does anyone have any experience dying limba in colors other than the normal tobacco burst-type finish?
Yeah, Jim uses very light ash for his backs. Black Limba is typically heavier.

And I'm with you on the Swan body style. But it's secondary to all the innovations the Swan brings to the table. Still, it's definitely one of the reasons... ;)
 

WayneM

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Thorn #58 (the Wolf)
one piece black Limba body and one piece black Limba neck.





7.5# of tone.

Wayne
 

Ron Thorn

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My personal fiddle Thorn #037



Same specs as Wayne's above...just a tad lighter;)

Officially known as the ES model (see #010 above)
 

rjd1guitar

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Originally posted by sosomething
rjd1guitar --- How do you find the tonal combo to work between the limba and maple on Thorn #30? They're both gorgeous, btw.

Thanks all for the pics! Does anyone have any experience dying limba in colors other than the normal tobacco burst-type finish?
Thanks! I did a pretty thorough tone report for #30 on the Thorn discussion page, but I can't seem to find it there. I think I may have saved it at home as a Word file - I'll check and if so shoot you an e-mail with it.

Regarding dying - check out Pumaman's new baby in Rootbeer:
Thorn #083
 

Jim Soloway

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Originally posted by Ron Thorn
My personal fiddle Thorn #037



Same specs as Wayne's above...just a tad lighter;)

Officially known as the ES model (see #010 above)
Ron, that is just an exquisite guitar, probably my favorite Thorn.
 

Dan Desy

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Originally posted by Jim Soloway
Ask me tomorrow. :)
You bet your ass I will :)

Now back to "Everything you ever wanted to know about Black Limba, but were afraid to ask..." ;)
 

PUMAMAN

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O.K. you talked me into it. Here's the "black sheep" from that same chunk of wood as Ron's and JDJ's . In case you wondered how limba likes a little color. My Rootbeer # 83


Kevin



 




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