Thorn #159

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  1. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    When I visited Ron last week, I noticed on the board that #159 was not taken. Being the ultimate opportunist (and lightheaded from the Naptha fumes :p), I quickly asked if I could have that number. It won't get done any sooner, :(, but it'll be close in # to #147. I had specs in mind from my visit to the Yeti Cave last January (for the NAMM show), so I decided to dive into the pool...

    Thorn Artisan Deluxe #159

    Body: 1-pc. Swamp Ash
    Carve Top: 5A Quilt
    Overall Thickness: 1-7/8"
    Tummy Cut - Yes
    Rear Hand Contour - Yes
    Neck: Birdseye Maple
    Headstock Overlay: None
    Neck Carve: FatBack
    Fretboard: Birdseye Maple / 25" Scale / 10" Radius / 22 Frets
    Nut: 1.650" TUSQ
    Fretwire: 6150
    Bridge: Thorn 1-pc. Tremolo - Gold
    Tuners: Locking Sperzel - Gold w/ Pearloid buttons
    Pickups:
    Neck - Single Coil - Fender Custom Shop TX Special
    Middle - Single Coil - Fender Custom Shop TX Special (RW/RP)
    Bridge - Wagner HB - Model TBD / 4-conductor / Gold slugs & Screws

    Birdseye Single Coil Cover
    Birdseye Humbucker Bobbins
    Humbucker Pickup Ring: Birdseye
    Purfling: Black ~ Body Top & Sides / Fretboard / Headstock
    Side Dots: Black
    Straplocks: Schaller - Gold
    Hardware: Gold
    Inlaid Logo: Black Circle / Coral "T"
    Inlaid Truss Rod Cover - Birdseye + Brass
    Inlays: Firesuns ~ Coral "Fire" / Black Centers
    Firesun on Neck Heel
    Controls: (Layout Chosen)
    Vol. x 1
    Tone x 1
    5-way Blade

    Color:
    Top: Double Stain Ruby Red
    Faux Binding: YES
    Body Back: Trans Red
    Neck & Fretboard: Tru-oil

    So there you have it!


    Jamie
     
  2. JoeinLA

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    Lucky!

    :)

    I'd love to throw in an order for another Thorn, but I think I'm driving Ron crazy enough...

    Plus the wait it driving me crazy too!
     
  3. graydane

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    RUBY RED ASH! Great specs Jamie, nice wood combo's and great p/u combo's. SWEET. Thorn's are incrediable too.
     
  4. johnrea_77

    johnrea_77 Silver Supporting Member

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    Those are nice specs. I'll be watching yours progress along with mine.

    I ordered my Thorn back when TGP was having Server pains. I might as well chime in now.

    Thorn Artisan Deluxe - AD197 - 5/02/06

    Body: 2-pc. White Limba (Korina /
    Chambered )
    Top: 3A Flame Maple
    Overall Thickness: 1-7/8"
    Tummy Cut - Yes
    Rear Hand Contour - Yes
    Neck: White Limba (Korina)

    Headstock Overlay: Matching Flame Maple
    Neck Carve: Medium "C"
    Fretboard: Ebony / 25" Scale / 10" Radius / 22 Frets
    Nut: 1.687" Earvana (Supplied)

    Fretwire: 6150
    Bridge: revised wraparound w/ Locking Studs - Gold

    Tuners: Locking Sperzel - Gold UltraLite w/ Pearloid buttons
    Pickups:
    Neck - Dimarzio Air Norton (gold bobbin top)
    Bridge - Dimarzio F-spaced Tone Zone (gold bobbin top)
    Purfling: Paua - Body Top & Sides / Fretboard / Headstock
    Side Dots: Gold Mother of Pearl
    Straploks - Dunlop - Gold

    Hardware - Gold
    Inlaid Logo: Paua Circle / Gold "T"
    Inlaid Truss Rod Cover - Ebony + Brass

    Inlays: Firesuns ~ Gold "Fire" / Sterling Silver rimmed OnyxControls:
    1 Vol. / 1 Tone
    Toggle/Switch

    Color:
    Top: Very Dark Trans Black (loose Flame)

    Faux binding - Yes
    Body Back: Natural (dark stain)
    Neck: Natural (dark stain)
    Headstock: Match top
     
  5. rickboot

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    I've got Artisan Deluxe #198. I am afraid to review my specs. I might change my mind again.

    Only 13+ months to go. :)
     
  6. Shadscbr

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    Sounds sweet Jamie. You'll have quite a set of Thorn triplets when she's finished :D

    Shad
     
  7. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Nice stuff guys .. wish .. i wish .. wish ...
     
  8. kingsleyd

    kingsleyd Frikkin genyus Gold Supporting Member

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    Jamie, you really must be stopped! :D

    Looking forward to the NEXT Jamiepalooza...
     
  9. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    The naptha gets 'em every time. Good one Ron! :D
     
  10. Bob Collins

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    Jamie, Still at it eh? I've only one PRS left... my '90 Studio. Sold most off to buy my Miata. I miss the old get together in the Spring.

    Hope all is well with you. Haven't had any trouble with alth.foot since you gave me the adice.. and living in Florida ledgs to more sweat.

    Bob Collins
     
  11. JMintzer

    JMintzer Burned Out Mod

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    Bob!

    Good to hear from you again! Yeah, still chasing guitars. Better than women, I guess... ;))

    Down to one? At least you kept a good one!


    Jamie
     

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