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Thorn SoCal G/T Custom

Thorn SoCal G/T Custom

Price: $--SOLD

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hard shell case included

While Ron is famous for his set neck guitars, you should also know that Ron builds some of the most playable, stunning, inspiring T-style guitars on the planet. This is a great example: It’s a custom version of the SoCal that Ron built for CR Guitars. Every element of this wonderful guitar has been thought out. It gives the player the thrill of experiencing a custom build yet at the same time, remarkably, keeps that warm fuzzy familiar feeling of a being with an old friend.

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CRAIG'S POV

I feel very fortunate to be able to offer this Thorn SoCal.

While Ron is famous for his set neck guitars, you should also know that Ron builds some of the most playable, stunning, inspiring T-style guitars on the planet. This is a great example: It’s a custom version of the SoCal that Ron built for CR Guitars.

And I love it when I see a boutique builder add all the unique and custom elements in his arsenal and, yet at the same time be able have vintage vibe pour out of the guitar.

Every element of this wonderful guitar has been thought out. It gives the player the thrill of experiencing a custom build yet at the same time, remarkably, keeps that warm fuzzy familiar feeling of a being with an old friend.

Ron thinks of everything. From the super cool control knobs to the premium wood selections for the hand carved neck. And what a neck! This has that perfect full soft V feel that I’ve always loved in my '50s Fenders.

Ron’s perfect and unique fret work that adds smoothness and playability to the fantastic feel. He has also developed an ingenious bolting system to anchor the neck to the body.

It all adds up to a guitar that sounds, feels. and looks like the perfect T-style guitar you’ve always dreamed of. And another example of why I think Ron Thorn is some kind of guitar wizard.

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."

Bodylight weight alder
Bindingwhite/top
Neckbirdseye maple
Fretboarddark Madagascar
Neck carvesoft "V" ~ .880 / .980
Radius10"
FretwireJR-90 hybrid .095wide x .047 tall
Pickupsneck: Pasadena '66T, bridge: Staple Top GT-90T
BridgeJoe Barden with compensated saddles + Thorn stopbar
Inlaysmastodon ivory firesun & dots
Headstock logorosewood inlaid "Thorn"
Pickguardblack bakelite
KnobsNOS Dakeware "cupcakes"
Control platereversed Thorn w/ tone moved closer to volume for pinky clearance
Finishnitro-lacquer
Neck TruOil handrubbed
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