Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Chun13, Sep 5, 2006.
After the THorn board and Bam, let me introduce Thorn 113 aka Luna Vibe ! :-D
Very, very nice! :AOK
One piece top
nice guitar! great choice ! Ron is the man
Great looking guitar!
very cool, congrats and enjoy.
Very cool:AOK Are those solid abalone tuner buttons?
Spectacular. 1pc Quilt Top with Natural Finish. Just beautiful. Hows it sound/play? Luv it.
Hello again guys ! I don't know how it plays or look in real as it's still in the states It seemsthat there's some paua on the tuners.
Here's Ron initial report :
Thorn Artisan Standard #113
Body: Chambered Honduran Mahogany
Flat Top: 1-pc. Quilt Maple
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Pickups: Rio Grande TX & BBQ
Bridge: Thorn Hardtail Bridge
Color: All Natural w/ Satin neck
Initial Tone Report:
Rock Solid! Yeah, even though it weighs less than 8 lbs, this guitar feels and sounds rock solid. It has huge amounts of sustain and resonance that just shakes the neck in your hands. The neck is powerful and thick but when split it opens up with clarity. Roll back the volume and it sounds like a vintage tele neck position...very cool.
The bridge is all about the rock. Very gritty and mean. I love rolling the tone way back in this setting....woooooman, you need.
If I could talk about the looks for one second. Like I mentioned in a thread before, this top is alive. The 3D movement is truly hypnotizing and unbelievable. I have caught myself multiple times staring at the quilt and just shifting back and forth looking at the waves rolling in.
Enjoy it Chun, it looks spectacular. I personally think the Rio Grande bridge pickup is super. It has a grind to it that is just nasty. Should sit well in that guitar.
Ron Thorn is a very sick individual. Good Lord! (And I mean that in the most complimentary way imaginable)
Whoa! It looks like you could grate cheese on that top. Sweet.
Congrats! It looks awesome!!!
As ever, lovely guitar!
One piece top - wow...
Luna vibe, Hartail bridge, crazy quilt. Makes the wait better in some ways, tougher in others.
Wait is forgot now that she's nearly arrived, what's was fantastic during the process was that whenevr Ron was sendingme a picture I was kind off pushed into a heaven zone tryoing to imahgine the way the next picture would turn out
That is insanely cool!
Natural quilt? You da MAN! Love it!
Ron is indeed a genius.
Amazing axe! Wish i have one.
Spectacular!!! Or, as the kids say nowadays, thats STOOPID TIGHT!
"Ive never struck a woman in my life, not even my own mother!" -Otis Cribblecoblis