Description

 

It's always a great day when a Thorn passes through the shop! This Thorn 58 Deluxe Prototype is simply stunning in every regard - build quality, materials, feel, playability, and tone. 

There are a lot of "Tele/Paul" guitars on the market these days, but nobody does them like Ron Thorn. Known for his extremely high quality builds (and for his inlay work, much of it for the Fender Custom Shop), Ron spared no expense on this 58 prototype. From the lightweight Korina body and neck, to the Brazilian fretboard and headstock overlay, to the Custom Wolfetone humbuckers, this guitar is about as deluxe as they come. 

As you'd expect with an introduction like that, the playability is flawless and the overall feel is on the slinky side. It's simply a blast to run this guitar through a cranked amp, be it of the Fender, Vox, or Marshall variety. There's a surprising amount of Strat neck pickup tones in the neck humbucker, though much fatter overall. The bridge pickup has a great balance of bite and smoothness. Just killer overall. Blues, Rock, Jazz...this guitar handles pretty much any style you want to play. 

We'd highly recommend not letting this guitar slip though your fingers if you're in the market for something new. Ron's guitars feel new yet familiar at the same time - very, very cool indeed. Priced with original hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Carved Korina Top with Set Neck w/ contoured heel
  • Tilt Back Headstock
  • Headstock truss-rod adjustment
  • Hand-polished frets with hidden fret-ends
  • Rolled fingerboard edges
  • Sterling Silver "Thorn" inlaid ebony truss rod cover
  • Mother of Pearl inlaid headstock logo
  • '50s Celluloid "DOT" fretboard inlays - Aged
  • Mother of Pearl side dots
  • Bakelite back plates
  • "Antiqued" Nickel hardware
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer, Vintage Natural
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Fingerboard radius: 12"
  • 22 frets - Jescar: □ Nickel Silver □ 6150 Medium (.047 x .104)
  • Neck profile: □ Med/Fat "C" - .850/.950
  • Nut: 1.687" wide Tusq
  • Case: Deluxe G&G hardshell
  • Electronic Controls: 2 x Volume / Tone / 3-way toggle on shoulder (Arch layout)
  • Materials and Components:
  • Body Wood: □ Korina ~ Light Weight/Resonant
  • Body Construction: □ Solid
  • Neck Wood: □ Quartersawn Korina
  • Fretboard: Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood
  • Headcap: Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood
  • Bridge: □ Thorn Hardtail with rear loaded Stopbar (Lightly aged)
  • Pickup Configuration: □ 2 x Humbucker (Custom Wolfetone) Nickel Covers - Antiqued
  • Tuners: Custom Sperzel Locking - Tuner Buttons: Rosewood
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Dual-design Straplok
  • Input jack: Electro-socket
  • Pickguard: □ Installed □ Custom Shape - 3-ply Parch/Black/Parch
  • Strings: 10-46

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