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Thorn Artisan LTD Single Cut, Preowned 2015

Thorn Artisan LTD Single Cut, Preowned 2015

Price: $4,750

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Brazilian rosewood fretboard

This guitar is taking a return trip through CR Guitars and is in near-mint condition. This is a great opportunity to obtain an incredible instrument at a nice price. Below is my original write up for this guitar. The Artisan Single Florentine Cut was introduced in 2005 and put on hiatus, along with the Artisan Double Cut in 2007. This is the first time in 8 years that a new Artisan SFC can be ordered/purchased.

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The Artisan Single Florentine Cut was introduced in 2005 and put on hiatus, along with the Artisan Double Cut in 2007. This is the first time in 8 years that a new Artisan SFC can be ordered/purchased - The Artisan Limited ~ Series #2, 1 of 6 guitars built solely for CR Guitars with features never seen before on an SFC including body/fretboard binding, crown inlays, vintage-correct body construction, and 10° headstock angle. Classic hardware and electronic combinations, timeless finishes in ultra-thin nitrocellulose lacquers, and peerless Thorn construction & attention to detail, these guitars mark the triumphant return of the Artisan Single Florentine Cut model.

CRAIG'S POV

This guitar is taking a return trip through CR Guitars and is in near-mint condition. This is a great opportunity to obtain an incredible instrument at a nice price. Below is my original write up for this guitar.

We are so pleased to announce this run of 6 guitars of which this one you see pictured here is the third example. Thorn enthusiasts everywhere should take note of this special opportunity to purchase a rare Thorn with a limited set of custom options. These guitars are incredible in every way. So much so that we've simply run out of superlatives to describe them. Incredible woods, perfection in every detail, stellar sound. These instruments are worth celebrating.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT THORN CUSTOM GUITARS
Raised in a family of carpenters, Ron Thorn had access to a home wood shop for as long as he can remember. Repairing, modifying and building guitars since age 13, his specialty became precision inlay work and by the mid '90s he became the sole inlay artist for the Fender Custom Shop, a position he is still proud to retain today. In 2000 Ron began putting the Thorn name on the headstocks of some of the many guitars he was building and today, with his father and the rest of “team Thorn” - John Gaudesi, Nick Viglienzoni, Tony Ramirez, Glenn Matejzel and Martin Bravo, Thorn’s Glendale, CA operation builds approximately 50 custom guitars a year. Those who know, know Ron as one of the most brilliantly talented luthiers and inlay artists of the 21st century. It is a reputation that has earned him a following that is best described as "near fanatical."

Serial #3 of 6
Top1/2" thick eastern curly maple, bookmatched
Body1-3/4" thick, 1-pc. Honduran mahogany, solid (same as an LP)
NeckHonduran mahogany
Fretboardold-growth Brazilian rosewood
Scale24-3/4"
Radius12"
Nut width1-11/16"
Headcapebony
Heel/neck jointcontoured
Fretboard inlayscelluloid crown, aged
Headstock inlaysmother of pearl "T"
Side dotstortoise
PickupsThrobak ER custom MXV
Input jack platealuminum reenforced cream plastic to eliminate cracking
Back platesbakelite
Tunerscustom (extended button shafts on D&G) locking Sperzel for straight string pull
Truss rod coverengraved 2-ply
Switchmil-spec 3-way toggle
Headstock angle10°
Finishnitro, tobacco burst (top)/ rootbeer (back)
Weight8.4 lbs
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