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Ron Kirn Owners/ Appreciation Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Jazzmasterfan, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Brighton tele

    Brighton tele TDPRI Member

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    First few plays with the BB. Having a Squeeze day today. Quite heavily effected so the tone of the thing is fairly disguised & the high E is a bit flat, but you get the idea.

     
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  2. lshines

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    Ron Kirn - old mahogany - 2Tek Bridge - Lindy Fralin P90's

    I'm really getting stoked now! Finish is on - it will be complete soon! The body wood is from mahogany that my Dad cut in 1959 - and had been in the rafters of his garage since then; Ron has routed it for a 2Tek bridge (y'all need to check out 2Teks) and Lindy Fralin P90's (Lindy's pup shop is local - Richmond, VA). Hopefully I can add Ron's pictures. Of course, the craftsmanship and mojo is coming from none other than Ron Kirn!

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  3. Ed P

    Ed P Friend of Leo's

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    You're rockin' dude. Nice gritty tone, and it's really great to hear some solid rhythm playing - the world could use more of that!
     
  4. Brighton tele

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    :)
     
  5. tboneberry

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    New Ron Kirn Tele owner

    Here's mine - arrived a couple of weeks ago. An Albert Collins/Jim Campilongo Tele cross. Going to leave it in my will for my reincarnation. Compound radius neck, soft V, four-way switch (which are great!), Schaller locking tuners, otherwise standard Kirn. Plays unbelievably fast; in fact the 10-46 strings actually feel a touch lighter. Long journey to Europe caused a little buzz which was soon eliminated by truss rod tweak and a couple of modest saddle lifts. Tone through a Brunetti Metropolitan combo is lush, defined and versatile with some sting when required. Quite honestly, the best guitar I've ever owned or likely to, unless I order another RK. Ron was extremely responsive, tolerant and . . . funny. It was this forum which convinced me in the first place so thanks to you all.
     

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  6. tboneberry

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    Another angle

    The Collins/Campilongo hybrid.
     

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  7. aballen

    aballen Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful! Welcome to the club!
     
  8. Holyoli

    Holyoli Tele-Meister

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    Classy !
     
  9. dougmon

    dougmon Tele-Meister

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    So, I'm curious - what are the combinations of pickups for the various positions on the 4-position switch?
     
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  10. GMAN715

    GMAN715 Tele-Meister

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    very nice indeed!
     
  11. tboneberry

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    First three selections as standard: Nearest to neck = neck pup, second = both pups in parallel, third = bridge pup. Fourth position furthest from neck is both pups in series which makes for a different, beefier sound.
     
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  12. Brighton tele

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    Ron does build 'em pretty don't he?
     
  13. mvanslooten

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    I'm pretty sure mine has your 3 and 4 switched around: 1 neck, 2 both parallel, 3 both series, 4 bridge.
     
  14. jazzguitarist09

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    Hey all, this is my first post here. I want to thank all of you for your insightful comments on Ron and his guitars. This morning I ordered my first custom built guitar, and I chose Ron to do the work. I'm looking forward to it, it's going to be a long 10 or so weeks!
     
  15. teleconvertMij

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    You will not be disappointed :)
    I'm waiting for my second one, a hardtail S- style!
    Welcome to the continuously drooling community ( that's what his guitars do to you :p )
     
  16. jazzguitarist09

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    I don't know if I will ever have the pleasure of a second one. This is a gift from my family. I graduate with my Masters degree in May. I couldn't ask for a better gift!
     
  17. Revv23

    Revv23 Friend of Leo's

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    Should be great! Happy playing. Just fyi 8-10 weeks was an extremely optimistic build time when i ordered mine. Not that it wasnt worth the wait. Love mine.

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  18. teleconvertMij

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    Jazzguitarist, you have a very nice family! :-D
    Make sure to post pics once available.
    And yes - 10 weeks? 'LOL'
    Ron, the eternal optimist :)
     
  19. telleutelleme

    telleutelleme Telefied Silver Supporter

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    A Ron Kirn will be different from what you expect and so much better than you can imagine. Congrats on an amazing gift and also on your achievement.
     
  20. jazzguitarist09

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    10 weeks or 20 weeks, I don't care! I'm getting it with a birds eye maple neck, alder body, quilted maple top, Cobalt blue with binding on the front and back, and Lollar 72 humbuckers. My dream guitar! And yes, I have a wonderful family. It's been a long journey for me, they are excited to help purchase something that will be a big part of the rest of my life.
     
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