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Discussion in 'Non-Fender S-Type Guitar Forum' started by Number1207, Oct 3, 2019.

  1. Number1207

    Number1207 Strat-Talk Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    First Post on any forum ever. Yesterday I took delivery of my new Ron Kirn masterpiece here in London UK. Ordered last June Ron has, as he said he would, built me the lovely1207 in 12 weeks.

    This is what I asked for :-

    • Alder wood body in piano black nitro
    • Maple neck with Rosewood finger board
    • 25.5 inch strat neck medium C profile
    • 43mm bone nut
    • Medium jumbo frets
    • 12 inch finger board radius
    • Schaller locking tuners
    • Dark tortoiseshell pick guard
    • Lindy Fralin Blues Specials pick ups
    • Super Vee blade runner tremolo bridge
    • Trem blocked (for now) for use as 'hardtail'

    So, with super human effort I resisted the temptation to plug straight in and waited, as advised by Ron, for 1207 to settle in to her new home and acclimatise after sub-zero conditions in the hold of an aircraft

    Just finished my first session jacked in to my Blacjstar HT-20R amp....

    What a fantastic experience. Crisp and elegant cleans, perfect crunch as it starts to break up - a blues special indeed. This is my first Strat so getting to grips with 3 pups and the vol/tone controls will take some time - but I'm more than happy to take the time doing so.

    If you are looking for a hand made guitar you will not be disappointed by going to Ron Kirn. 1207 is based on the '62 deep scalloped contours and is just plain bloody marvellous!

    I know you would like some photos. When I try from this phone I get an error message saying image too large. Can anyone help with this or shall I go out on the street and ask a young person

    Some pics will follow
     
  2. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to the forum! Can't wait for the pictures :D
     
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  3. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing.

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    Glad your happy I was on the verge of looking at a RK a few years ago but I got hammered by import tax on a Strat from the US so kind of put me off, they look great guitars though, looking forward to pics hope you don't get mugged looking for advice on them mean streets of London.:whistling:

    Welcome aboard :thumb:
     
  4. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm eagerly awaiting pics. He builds beauties!!!
     
  5. bluejazzoid

    bluejazzoid Strats Amore Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Well now, that's the way to do it!

    :thumb:

    Congrats on the RK Strat, welcome to Strat-Talk! And yeah, pics!!!
     
  6. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Contrats on the new guitar and having the disciple not to play it. I'm sure I would have plonked on it a bit.

    You may need to resize your image. I use Photoshop, but I'm guess you don't have something like that.
     
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  7. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Welcome- Beautiful Custom, congrats!

    I enjoyed reading the list of specifications. :thumb:
     
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    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    Sounds like a great guitar. Hopefully we'll see some pics!
     
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    PICS!!!DAMMIT!!!PICS!!!DAMMIT!!!PICS!!!
     
  10. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    SILENCER Strat-Talker

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    Tortoise on black...always a win
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster

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    stunning!
     
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    Omar ✪✪ Miserable Old Curmudgeon ✪✪

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    Guy Named Sue Still haven't been canceled yet, working on it Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Stunning work Ron! Congrats OP
     
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    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sharp!
     
  16. CephasG

    CephasG Senior Stratmaster

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    Wowsa! Lovely looking guitar, Ron!
     
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    Wow, love it!
     
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    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wow, fantastic...
     
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    He makes beautiful guitars but what really sticks in my mind is that everyone that has dealt with him talks about what a nice person he is. PRICELESS.
     
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    Alan L Cole Senior Stratmaster

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    I'm jealous!
     
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