As the name implies, everything about this Thorn Deluxe 90 is well...just that. Immaculate build quality, fretwork, setup...it's all air-tight. The details are plentiful and really add an elegant vibe to the guitar - purfling is very tastefully used around the natural/maple "binding" and fretboard. The inlays, something Ron is also known for, are really beautiful and again up the elegant vibe.
Though there are plenty of beautiful things to look at on this Deluxe 90, don't be fooled into thinking it sounds polite - far from it. This is a balanced, bold, big sounding guitar (think ES-335 crossed with, say, the openness and snap of a Tele). If you typically live on the neck position, you'll love the non-original PRS McCarty pickup's open, articulate, fat tone (whether clean or overdriven). The non-original Throbak 102 bridge pickup brings in the expected snarl and midrange punch and rocks as hard as any LP style guitar we've played. Please note: the middle position is currently wired out of phase (which sounds really cool for all you Peter Green fans).
The overall feel is quite slinky with the perfect amount of resistance - you can dig in without feeling like you'll overpower the guitar, or lay back and play with a light touch. It'll go where you ask it easily. The neck feels quite a bit like a 58 reissue Les Paul, but with a touch less shoulder. Fans of larger necks will love it (but don't let that scare you off - it's a very comfortable, well shaped neck).
Condition: Very Good. This guitar shows wear in the form of light worming on the back, small indentations, marks, and light scratches. The frets show only light wear and the setup feels great. No issues w/the electronics.
We're once again knocked out by Ron Thorn's masterful work. Not much not to love here, folks! Priced with hardshell case.