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Yet another Thorn progress thread...140 picture

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by big mike, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. big mike

    big mike Consigliere Staff Member

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    Thought I'd share gang.

    Thorn 140 I've had going a while. It's the Peter Green/ 50s faded Les Paul tribute. I wanted my favorite aspects of the 50's LP, the eastern maple top complete with the oh so sexy mineral streaks, Honduras mahogany back and neck, braz board, faded Lemondrop burst, along with my favorite modern accutrements. 25" scale, Neck patterned after (now Pauldogx's) standard 24, 10 " radius, 6105 fretwire, tremolo, the beautiful firesuns an purfling that Ron does, chambered body, etc.
    Electronics are WCR Moore/Green set, 2 volumes, 1 tone 3 way switch, pickups out of phase.

    So far, it's exceeding expectations in every regard.

    Off to buffing soon, should be completed sometime in November.

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  2. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    aie .. it is .. not a SC!!! :D

    Looking good!
     
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    Mikey, that's just ridiculous...man, I wish I could come up with the change for one of Ron's guitars...That looks very, very tasteful...perfect call on the pickup choice too!
     
  4. big mike

    big mike Consigliere Staff Member

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    A fact I'm very pleased about. LOL

    Ron didn't offer an SC at the time, and it doesn't matter, I much prefer a double cut.
     
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    I know you wanted to go for a subtle flame Mike, but GEEZ that baby is KILLER! Every bit as cool as a "10" top in my book! :AOK Looking forward to seeing this one completed! :D That lemon drop finish is killer!
     
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    Mike Dresch Silver Supporting Member

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    It seems even when you ask for something subtle from Ron, it still looks way cooler than what most anyone else is putting out. Awesome! Congrats Mike!
     
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    paintguy Long Hair Hippy Freak Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow Mike,

    that is incredible. Very, very fine looking and great vibe. I really dig it and think you are achieving your goal with this one.

    Ron nails it again. Very unique for a Thorn too.

    I approve.:AOK (Like you needed my approval)
     
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    mgrier1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Big Mike,

    Really hard to beat Ron's work, eh?

    Stylish choices and I'm loving the bookmatched flame. She's going to be a gem!

    Mike
     
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    Mike, you're 'killin me! I'm about to spec out my Thorn guitar, and the wood choices are overwhelming!

    That's a LOVELY guitar. Great pickup choices too.

    WOW, Dana O.
     
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    now that's a thorn i would love to rock. ron's paint work is beautiful.
     
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    Looks incredible so far! I LOVE the color choice. Really elegant/classy.
     
  13. big mike

    big mike Consigliere Staff Member

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    Thanks guys! I'm reallty thrilled.

    I SWEAR there wasn't that much flame before it was carved. Ron said the same. It's almost morphed to a 4A I guess! LOL total accident! Everything about this was chosen for tone with looks not even that important. Funny thin, I think that was the most boring hunk o maple in the shop! :D
     
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    Shouldn't it be purple?....with a red tolex case!
    Sweet piece bud!
     
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    Insane. Totally tasty man. BOOM. :D
     
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    Good stuff Mike! So you won't be needing the P-90 one then?... :D
     
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    As I posted before........Just Killer Mike..... just a gem.
     
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    Oh yeah!
    Sweet...
    Not a super fan of lemon drop tops...but I'll have to make an exception here.
    Wow.

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    I love it! Lemond Drop is one of my all-time favorite colors. I just ordered another Thorn in Lemon Drop (No burst) this week from Mr. Thorn. So it will be interesting to see or guitar finished. Keep us posted on progress Mike.
     
  20. big mike

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    Next progress report will likely be the *it's done!!* post. LOL

    Link in my sig shows progression though. Got another in the works as well. Love Ron's guitars. just stunning instruments.

    And no, the P90 thorn isn't going anywhere. :p
     

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