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Got me a Thorn... Curly Koa goodness!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by mojocasterman, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    Curly Koa + hardtail + GT90 pickups + Thorn artistry = something I couldn't resist. I tried, but well... I couldn't.


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    Hey, even Vince Gill commissioned Ron recently to build him one... who am I to blow against the wind?

    BTW, Ron only made 10 of these...
     
  2. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    That is truly an amazing guitar.

    Koa? I've got Koa.

    But that is just incredible!


    Congrats!
     
  3. jkingma

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    Yes, very nice.
     
  4. Parma_TeleMon

    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

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    DANG!!! :eek:

    Uh, I want one.:(
     
  5. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys, I have been wanting one for a long time now. I feel very fortunate :)
     
  6. Mark-00255

    Mark-00255 Tele-Holic

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    That's beautiful! Tell me about that bridge - very cool!
     
  7. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    It's a hard tail bridge, designed by Thorn. It's supposed to have great sustain. I'll tell you more when the guitar's in my hands :)
     
  8. dbeeman

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    Mojo

    How does it sound and plaY?
     
  9. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    Like a dream! I uploaded two videos... great guitar.

    Some pics of the Thorn Junior 90, taken this afternoon :)

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  10. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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  11. Mark-00255

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    Beautiful - it looks like the neck and body are one piece, throughout. No joins. So not really a set neck, but a neck through? Am I seeing that right?

    The tone is wonderful - hifi yet with character.
     
  12. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    No, it's actually a set neck, just very well designed and crafted :)
     
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    Norcal_GIT_r TDPRI Member

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    Very nice Dave!!!
    Great photography.
     
  14. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Bryan, good to see you here too! :)
     
  15. twangstick

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    Looks like a good Session guitar
     
  16. Norcal_GIT_r

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    Thanks Dave!!
    I've got one of those new CV Teles coming tomorrow so I thought I'd better sign up here.:D
     
  17. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    I hope you will change the pickups and add some of your wonderful, hand-wound www.bg-pups.com pickups to make her sing! :)
     
  18. dbenson32

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    I'm a big fan of your youtube reviews mojo, you've always got some of the most classy gear...had me develop quite the case of guitar envy.
     
  19. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for the very kind words :)
     
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