Introducing Skunkworks Project: Thorn Artisan Limited SCF - Carbon Fiber! HOLY S*%!!

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  1. HighGain510

    HighGain510 Contributor

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    Here's the description from Ron:

    (ouchies, boner-kill :rofl:)


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    I have always wanted a carbon fiber-topped/covered guitar and that thing is exceptional! It's cool that it's not just carbon twill laid over wood, it's actually a 2" thick piece of carbon fiber! :eek: The price kills me though, I could never afford something like that but it's seriously one of the coolest guitars I've ever seen! :D
     
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    :drool: I love carbon fiber, but like you said, the price is a complete boner kill :(
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    That's gorgeous.

    And to be honest, for the amount of time that's probably gone into developing it, that price is not all that outrageous.
     
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    Yeah 2 years to get it right, plus you have to figure how much time and effort goes into shaping the carbon fiber like that. :eek: I'd grab one if I could afford it but there's no way in hell I have $5K laying around for a guitar regardless of how amazing it is. On the bright side, I get to play it tomorrow! :D I'll take lots of pics too. :wub: I haven't chatted with Ron in a while because he's been so busy, and to be honest I'm pretty surprised he was able to keep this a secret from me since I used to find out about things in the pipeline way early in the game (owner of Jr 90 #09, from the first day he let a few of us know about them!) but I guess that's what happens when you have something that cool and you really want to keep it under wraps! No one else knew! :D
     
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    HamBungler Lord Zorgatron

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    Its actually only 1/8th of an inch, so says the description. Still, that's pretty impressive to have a pure carbon top. That looks smexy as hell :yesway:
     
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    Yeah my bad, I was just reading it again, 2" was body thickness. :D Either way, awesometastic! :lol:
     
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    TemjinStrife Power Metal Cellist

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    It's not a 2" thick piece of carbon fiber... it's chambered mahogany with a 1/8" thick archtop.

    Looks amazing, but I prefer a little more visual flair in my $5k+ axes...
     
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    Looks like you're about 15 minutes late to the party.... :rofl:
     
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    hairychris Hairy Old Bloke

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    Interesting guitar.

    And speaking as a Brit, $5k... not bad for what it is (PRS 10 top price territory), as long as it plays & sounds immense.
     
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    matt, that's a little more than a PRS Custom 22 w/ birds and 10-top here i think... or the same price.

    and that is one fiiiiiiine lookin instrument! i want to play it! :yum: singlecut action
     
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    dpm Oni Guitars Contributor

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    Very cool. Beautiful work from Ron, as always :bowdown:
     
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    Hey, someone else I know has done some pretty killer work with carbon fiber! :bowdown: :wub:
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Must... Fight... GAS....

    That is HOT! :eek: :yum:
     
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    good acheivement

    but dumb price tag for someone like me to pay for.
    dats a custom ESP....mmmmmm

    awesome lookin tho
     
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    why post? :rolleyes:

    fail :squint:
     
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    :eek: Very cool. I dig those inlays too. :metal:
     
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    really cool :agreed:
     
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    Must be neck heavy as fvvvvck :lol:
     
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    Wow, really? Please post something intelligent, or feel free to clarify your post because just leaving it as is makes you look pretty ignorant. :shrug:
     
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    Here are some quick shots I took during a short pause between passing her around (hence the fingerprints :lol:):

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    The carbon fiber REALLY moves around in person, as you can kinda tell from the photos. VERY cool guitar, sounds very unique and has a crazy amount of sustain to it too! :yesway: If I had that cash, I would own one, no doubt. :agreed:
     

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