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It's been almost 4 years with Ron Kirn "Crackgate" Telecaster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Fogboundturtle, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Fogboundturtle

    Fogboundturtle Tele-Meister

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    Original Thread:
    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecast...nth-update-crackgate-ron-kirn-telecaster.html

    It's been almost 4 years now since I first got my Ron Kirn Telecaster. Yes the guitar is holding together great and it still plays like a dream. To whomever thought the guitar would be unstable or the glue wouldn't hold up is 100% wrong. This guitar is as solid as any guitar I have ever own. I live in the PNW and the humidity can be high at time. This doesn't seem to have affected the guitar is any shape or form. When I take the guitar out of the case, most of the time, it's still in tune and ready to play.

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    It's has been one of my favorites guitar since day 1. It has some hand wound HB pickup in the bridge that it very typical of a PAF pickup. Not too hot but just enough. It's not your typical Telecaster but when go through a custom builder if you are going to build it exactly like a factory fender.

    If it wasn't for the poor canadian dollar value, I would not hesitate to order another Ron Kirn guitars.
     
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  2. JayJ

    JayJ Tele-Afflicted

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    Oh man, I like that setup with the PAF.
     
  3. jamieorc

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    Excellent. But wait a minute, what are you doin with my amp?? (Great amps, aren't they?)
     
  4. jpjr50

    jpjr50 Tele-Holic

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    Very good looking, the grain is really nice.
     
  5. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    Phew!!!!. . I can come back to the "States".... has the Subpoena been quashed?? :D

    Great to hear . .


    Ron
     
  6. TeleKato

    TeleKato Friend of Leo's

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    I'm getting old .... I can't remember what I had for breakfast but I sure remember this thread! I'm glad you're still enjoying it and that the naysayers ... are not!
     
  7. darkwaters

    darkwaters Friend of Leo's

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    My, that's pretty !
     
  8. Fogboundturtle

    Fogboundturtle Tele-Meister

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    You are safe ...as safe someone can be in Florida...
     
  9. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Comrade, Burnaby is in the Pacific Southwest!
     
  10. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Heh, heh... nice one!

    Glad to get another look--I remember the original thread. I had an acoustic with cracks that should have ruined it, and it was OK (actually way more than OK), so no surprise that it's a non-issue with a Tele.
     
  11. JGOCTO

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    Beautiful Guitar! I love his work!
     
  12. johnnyha

    johnnyha Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow the grain on that is really nice. Can we just get a peak at that beautiful crack one more time? Great amp I agree, I just picked up a Classic 20 head, just love the tones coming out of that versatile little amp. It sucks they are made in China now but I can't argue with the build quality at the price. Got it for a backup but dang it sounds so good.
     
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  13. Sean65

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    Nice, I'm ready for a new Tele and would love to get one but the European import taxes are a joke. I recently bought a John Mann Tremolo from the States and it worked out quite expensive with shipping and taxes. I can only imagine what a guitar might cost.

    We've got a few Euro builders but they can't bring their guitars to market at the price Ron can.
     
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    Every pic I see of a Ron Kirn tele brings me a little closer to having a conversation with my wife about why I need a new Ron Kirn tele.
     
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