Took delivery of a Ron Kirn Barncaster

Bob M

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Started looking for a high end Tele and ended up contacting Ron Kirn. We traded emails and I looked on some YouTube videos and felt comfortable buying from Ron. I wasn’t going to be able to play any of the potential candidates but I could at least have a conversation with the builder in this case. I received it last week and have been playing it nonstop since. Initial impression is that it is set up beautifully. Great action, baseball bat type neck. Where I am really surprised is the sound. It screams vintage Tele. Plenty of twang. Unexpected treat-the 4 way switch. The sound is a wider range than my other 3 way Teles. I think that the only issue I have is that the finish is a little too “natural” for me. I’m getting better acclimated to the look and it is certainly not a show stopper.
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Congratulations. I love those natural finishes. I hope you will enjoy the guitar for many, many years. I've been considering one myself. I live in Europe so I would not be able to try one first.
 

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Started looking for a high end Tele and ended up contacting Ron Kirn. We traded emails and I looked on some YouTube videos and felt comfortable buying from Ron. I wasn’t going to be able to play any of the potential candidates but I could at least have a conversation with the builder in this case. I received it last week and have been playing it nonstop since. Initial impression is that it is set up beautifully. Great action, baseball bat type neck. Where I am really surprised is the sound. It screams vintage Tele. Plenty of twang. Unexpected treat-the 4 way switch. The sound is a wider range than my other 3 way Teles. I think that the only issue I have is that the finish is a little too “natural” for me. I’m getting better acclimated to the look and it is certainly not a show stopper.
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Have to disagree on the "looks".....that's one BEAUTIFUL guitar. Thanks for posting, and hope you enjoy....;)
 

El Tele Lobo

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Looks like a showstopper to me. Be surprised if the look doesn’t grow on you. Happy New Kirn Day!
 

Deeve

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Congrats on having a natural guitar that can breathe.
And, over time, it'll probably get a tan as well. :lol:
Peace - Deeve
 

Greggorios

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Congrats, great choice. Love mine including the finish. I wouldn’t be surprised if you end up liking the more natural finish after living with it a little while. You’ve got a special instrument there.
 




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