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Ron Kirn - Barnbuster now on order

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Guitar novice, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. Guitar novice

    Guitar novice Tele-Afflicted

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    Ive just put an order in for a RK Barnbuster.

    Standard specs
    Maple Neck
    Pine body
    9.5 fingerboard radius
    21 medium jumbo frets
    Bone Nut
    Vintage Style Gotoh tuners
    Wilkinson 3 saddle compensated bridge
    pickups - ron kirn hand wound
    3 way switch.

    I will keep this guitar for a very long time so don't mind spending extra money to upgrade if its warranted.

    Is there any obvious upgrades that you would make?

    Cheers
     
  2. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

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    I can't comment specifically on the RK guitars, but as and when you get it might need to tee up a Perth TDPRI hang! I'd love to check it out when you get it. I've played an original '53 blackguard that was simply magic... curious how the old pine stacks up.
     
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    No worries at all will pm you when it comes in.

    It's going to be a hard wait even though Ron's already got a start on it.

    Cheers
     
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    I also have a barn buster on order. My plan is to change the strings regularly. Cheers!
     
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    Me too, but Im having the 4 way switching.......
     
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    They do look beautiful.
     
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    Congrats! I think in a few months I have to splurge and buy a Barnbuster if one is still available.
     
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    Wonder if you can get a 1 piece barnbuster?
     
  9. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    Frog gotta water tight azz.....? ;)

    rk
     
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    Tonemonkey Poster Extraordinaire

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    Ain't never been there, Ron.....Guess Gators do though! ;)
     
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    I think this means "send me an email"
     
  12. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is da South... Nobody ever answers a question directly... So... Does a frog have a watertight butt.... Yes.... Can ya get a one piece "buster... Yes....:lol:



    r
     
  13. Guitar novice

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    Settled on 6 saddle bridge, locking tuners and 4 way switch.

    Now it's time to wait..
     
  14. Jethro

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    Just curious, what is it that the old pine does for the tone/sound on these Barnbusters??? I am seriously thinking of calling Ron and placing an order. I placed an order back in late Jan for one of the new Telebration Fenders...the "Brown's Canyon" which quickly got renamed to "Old Growth Redwood" because the trestle wood wasn't good enough to build with. I suppose I wanted it for both the folklore/history and also the tone, but now there's no reason to go with it anymore.

    After all I've read I am sure the build quality of Ron's is superior to Fender anyway
     
  15. tjalla

    tjalla Friend of Leo's

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    Well, old heavy pine vs new light pine - I've pieced together a Mark Jenny/Wildwood pine body tele, just waiting for an A-B!
     
  16. Jethro

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    Wouldn't the old pine be the lighter wood? New pine would still have moisture whereas the old has crystallized.
     
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  18. Jethro

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    ???
     
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    Maybe I'm wrong. I guess how I understood it was that the moisture/sap over the years crystallizes and therefore makes it both lighter and more resonant. Logically that would seem to make the most sense....but then I'm no expert.
     
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    the heavy dense pine is old slow growth pine, not like the rapid growth crap today. i suppose what youre saying could be true, i was specifically referring to the old salvage wood.
     
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