Thorn HB #05 Introduction

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  1. Prs Poor

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    Goodness... that's sexy.
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Woah, brazilian back and sides on an electric hollowbody. I bet it sounds mindblowingly unique. I would love a rosewood hollowbody!
     
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    mgrier1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Looks like Ron comes up with yet another winner!

    Congratulations Bill!
     
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    good lord. That is incredible. I keep telling myself one day. Enjoy her for a long time.

    cmn
     
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    The purfling on most Thorns is too flashy for my tastes. That silver purfling looks perfect to me! That might be the best looking Thorn I've ever seen and I assume it will play and sound as good as it looks. Congratulations.

    -Austin
     
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    Shreve Katzenjammer Kid Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats, Bill. You'll enjoy that for a very long time, I'd bet. :drool
     
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    Amazing looking brazilian love the dark chocolate! and wow what a nice Koa top.
    Congrats
     
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    Awesome guitar!!!!

    What else is there to say!!!!!!!

    Killer and congrats and enjoy that fine geetar.
     
  12. Srini

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    Wow...what a SICK looking guitar! Each new Thorn seems to get sicker than the previous one.

    Reminder to myself....do NOT look at Thorn pictures.....do NOT look at Thorn pictures.....do NOT look at Thorn pictures.....do NOT look at Thorn pictures............

    Srini
     
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    I'm repeating myself from the thorn forum

    WOWSA.

    One of my all time favorites. Great concept and as usual great workmanship.

    :BEER
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    I would have probably gone overboard and gotten a rosewood neck too. It would be like a marimba guitar!
     
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    Bill, where'd you score the PRS/Baggs system as a separate? Please don't
    tell me you sacrificed a HB or (gasp!) an Archtop for it!

    --Tom
     
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    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    I beleive PRS sells the parts separately at high prices but Im not sure. Cant you just buy the bridges from LR Baggs?
     
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    No, you cannot buy the PRS/LR Baggs piezo, and neither company is too excited about sharing much info on them. I actually bought it from a dealer off ebay probably 4-5 years ago. Not sure what their source was.

    This guitar was about 5 years in the making. Tried to get PRS make a PS from the BRW - TWICE though their drying room. It was originally one big log, which as strange as it sounds, I do not think they were able figure out how to cut. I had it cut, then another trip through the hot room before they declined again. Hence the PRS heavy specs. The HB piezo is likely my favorite PRS combo of weight and versatility. I am counting on the Thorn blowing away my PS HB.

    Ron Thorn is my hero.

    Now somebody buy my Employee HB II Artist, so I can afford the Thorn.

    Bill
     
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    Oooowee that thing looks astonishing. Whoever buys it MUST post some clips!
     
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    Wow, thats an incredible hunk of guitar right there. I just LOVE this picture. Hope it sounds as good as it looks :)

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