1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Ron Kirn - Barnbuster now on order

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

  1. starjag

    starjag Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    348
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Location:
    Ontario
    I am near the GTA. I have 2 barn busters from Ron (both one-piece and 3-piece bodies). Let me know if you would like to give them a test drive and maybe we can arrange something.
     
  2. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,781
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Hey starjag, that would be great....I will pm you
     
  3. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,781
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    ah, now I understand. Thanks for the info
     
  4. fuzzworks

    fuzzworks Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    179
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Ah, so this explains why the Squier pine guitars are so heavy, because they are being made from old-growth pine.
     
  5. szechuanking

    szechuanking Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    516
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Location:
    new jersey
    well you have to keep in mind that there are different types of pine, and the pine used for guitars is probably loblolly or some other sort of yellow pine. you could actually use yellow pine as flooring if you wanted to.
     
  6. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    74
    Posts:
    12,399
    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    Wood, any wood, when dried, either via Kiln or Air, only addresses the water content…. It doesn’t do anything to the “sap” … some sap or resin, can be high in water content, which IS dried in the kiln, but in pine, the resin, isn’t “touched” by the drying….

    It takes about 50 years for the resin to crystallize, which is really a misnomer, a more accurate definition would be solidify. Therefore when the lumber dries, (water)… it is about as “light” as it’s going to get. While time may allow some of the resin’s volatile components to “gas off” it’s not going to be enough to allow the wood to get any lighter. A pound of sap still weighs a pound if it is gooey or if it’s solidified…

    The “yellow” pines usually have a higher content of the resin, and the “white” pines far less. Yellow = heaver .. white is usually lighter... Oh yeah, Heavy is also hard, light, not so much so....

    I just made arrangements with these guys http://ingvaldbuilds.com/ to supply some Eastern White pine….. Nice ‘n gnarly, and LIGHT :D ……. Here’s the first of the blanks…

    Ron Kirn
     

    Attached Files:

    • 001.jpg
      001.jpg
      File size:
      42.6 KB
      Views:
      110
    • 005.jpg
      005.jpg
      File size:
      43.5 KB
      Views:
      86
  7. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,781
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Thank you for that info Ron. I was hoping that you might pipe in on this. That Eastern White Pine sounds intriguing, like something I'd be interested in. Would a one piece in that be optional as well? I'm a huge fan of the gnarly grained stuff
     
  8. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    74
    Posts:
    12,399
    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Location:
    Jacksonville, FL
    it's all gonna be 2 piece... :cry:

    r
     
  9. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,781
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    No worries Ron, I was sort of thinking that. Would really love to see some pictures of those when completed...will keep an eye on your site.
     
  10. davidos

    davidos TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    43
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2008
    Location:
    new york
    #1 in the pic is mine ;-) Can't wait!

    Ron is the man!
     
  11. Herculez8

    Herculez8 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Location:
    Canada
    I just placed my order with Mr. kirn today. I am very excited. Pretty much my only stipulation is that it is gnarly as possible.
    "It should scare the kids" was his reply. Classic.

    Thank you sir!
     
  12. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,781
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Congrats....gotta love the gnarly ones ;) keep us posted.
     
  13. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    70
    Posts:
    16,123
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Location:
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Gnarly!!! Love it.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.