Another awesome NGD I forgot to post! (Thorn DeLuxe 90 Semihollow content!)

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  1. HighGain510

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    So I've had this one for quite a while now and realized when I was looking over the progress thread for Thorn DeLuxe 90 # 3 (the Big Kahuna Burger/Koa Sammich build) that I never posted a thread for the SECOND Thorn DeLuxe 90 I had picked up not terribly long after I brought home Goldie!

    Specs:


    Top: Carved (both on the top AND underside) Curly Maple w/ Talon F-hole
    Body: Semi-hollow Mahogany
    Neck: Mahogany
    Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
    Bridge: Thorn Hardtail
    Pickups: TV Jones Classic (neck) and Classic+ (bridge)
    Pickguard: Tortoise with offset purfling
    Inlay: 50's Celluloid "Crown" fretboard inlays - aged, Body and Fretboard offset purfling
    Finish: Nitrocellulose (not sure we ever named the finish, I'll say "Vintage Honey Burst" perhaps, this was another On-Spec build so by the time I had talked to Ron about it he had already sprayed it and everything)


    The funny thing about this build is that Ron and I had started discussing it the day before I was getting married and I actually made the call to buy it from the dock of NYC right as we were heading out for our honeymoon! I was feverishly checking for updates when we finally got back to the states and my cellular service returned because I was told I'd see some updates with hardware on there... the wifey was actually a pretty good sport about me spending the last hour we were on the ship emailing constantly with Ron about finalizing the details! haha So at this point I guess I've had her since early November, time flies!


    I was taking pictures of a few guitars today and since I realized I hadn't taken any of this beauty, I snapped some shots of this one finally, so here she is in all her glory, Thorn DeLuxe 90 # 21103 (excuse the shots of the back having some dust on them, I've been playing the crap out of it this past week and I forgot to hit the back with the polishing cloth since I was in a hurry to get to the movies with my wife this morning):


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  2. HighGain510

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    Absolutely LOVE this beauty! The tone is rather huge and considering the body is hollowed out in a "U" shape and the underside of the top is carved out as well it sounded much thicker than I expected it to originally! The pickups are straight-ahead rock all the way too, cleans sounds phenomenal as expected but they handle high gain superbly and despite the amount of wood missing internally it really doesn't feedback much either which is lovely. :wub: I've been getting more and more into semi-hollow and hollowbody guitars in the last year or so, and after chatting with Ron this week there's another opportunity coming up that I might have to jump on... :ugh: :lol: Running low on guitars I can sell to replace with Thorns at this point.... :wallbash: :rofl:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Way too many awesome semi-hollows and hollowbodies up in this place...

    That is absolutely awesome... and only Matt could forget a semi-hollow Thorn DeLuxe :lol:
     
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    Damn dude! I hate you! :D
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Does Ron and co. NOT know how to make amazing looking instruments? These single cuts have been gorgeous.
     
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    I looked at the Thorn DeLuxe gallery. Straight up the best gallery ever. Congrats dude.
     
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    Haha thanks guys! :wub: This thing rocks, if the other project we're talking about pans out I'm going to be looking around the guitar room like a coke fiend for stuff I can sell to free up cash to make it happen... let's just say imagine this thing but thicker.... ;)

    I keep telling him he needs to stop putting out killer guitars one after another for the good of my wallet and marriage! :rofl: My wife is awesome but it's tough going "oh btw honey... yep, another one is incoming... that just happened." :lol:
     
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    Semi-hollow/hollows are a BAD habit too, the nice ones get so much pricier than solid bodies way too fast :lol:
     
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    I really like that fretboard lnlaybindingwhatevertheheck
     
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    :drool:


    Ron could easily charge 50% more and still have more orders than he can deal with.

    I agree with this version a bit more :lol:
     
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    Thanking your NGD threads are becoming an everyday thing for me it seems! :lol:
     
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    So how much GAS have you fullfilled this week?

    HNGD for a very classy looking guitar. Hope you'll find time to enjoy them all :)
     
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    Jesus that's fucking hot! :yum:

    You lucky SOB. HNGD!!!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Bah Matt has had all of these for a while, he's just been slacking on the picture taking and NGD posting :lol:
     
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    Very nice, I love semihollows with a non f-shaped sound hole.

    The whole thing screams class, another killer NGD for you.
     
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    So he's just torturing us slowly. ... :scream:
     
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    If I did them all at once we could potential lose too many SS.org members to brain aneurysms! :rofl: :D The funny thing is I still have two last in-progress NGD's that should be wrapping up soon too! :lol:
     

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