I picked up my Jake5 custom from Ron this week. She is a beauty and realizes one of my visions for the ultimate blues rock/hard rock guitars --- in homage to Jake E. Lee (essential hardware and electronics) with a nod towards John 5 in promoting the Tele shape for hard rock/shred. I'm no shredder, but I really got to dial her in this evening with my gear and I'm blown away.
Ron is a master builder. Believe every word you hear on how nice a guy he is and how passionate he is in getting the guitar as close to perfection as you can get. Last night, when I got her home, I did not even plug in. I just sat in silence and played unplugged for as long as I could go. The ringing sustain is just out of this world --- obliterating any notion remaining in my mind that bolt-on necks where somehow inferior to set necks. If I ever want another strat-type or tele-type guitar, I know where I'm going --- to Ron Kirn. Enough from me. Peace everyone. Pics below and I guess I'll try to take some more if anyone is interested. Mike