I am a former regular of the Gear Page who used to go by Lotus, among other names. I am also the owner of Thorns #55 and 56. I've had both for over 3 1/2 years now, and haven't bought another guitar since. When I made my order with Ron, he promised me he would build guitars that would inspire me. He delivered. Each guitar has resonance, character, and tonal range. Each one feels fantastic to play - now more than ever. I've never been so GAS-free for so long. I just wanted to provide a glowing long-term review, as we frequently read glowing reviews of gear that people just bought, and in the backs of our heads are probably wondering what happens when the honeymoon ends. With my Thorns at least, the love is permanent. Every other guitar I've had has come and gone, but these two aren't going anywhere unless I'm dead broke or lose an arm.