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    I'm selling a cool Ron Kirn pine Tele that I bought new in 2019. It is in mint condition -- never been taken out of the house, although I have rolled pickups a few times for my own amusement. I keep coming back to the original Kirns. I bought it because I love the look of of Teles without the huge pickguard. The neck is a '50s fatback that is 1" up and down. The width is 1 5/8" at the nut. If you've ever played Ron's guitars, the necks are just superb.

    The guitar is just a hair under 7 lbs. and plays like a dream. It has meticulous copper shielding under the Gotoh bridge and in the control cavity. Comes with a Gator case. Priced to sell. $1,299 + shipping.


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    Very cool!! GLWTS!

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    super nice...ron kirn makes some beautiful teles...esp with pine

    luck

    cheers

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    What is the fretboard radius?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilpy
    What is the fretboard radius?
    It’s either 9.5” or 10”.

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    Hey Encinitas,
    Kirn seems to have different "pine" models, i.e. Barnbuster, etc. Which model is this one?
    Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcwhy
    Hey Encinitas,
    Kirn seems to have different "pine" models, i.e. Barnbuster, etc. Which model is this one?
    Thx!
    I don't know if he has names for the different configurations. I know he uses old, reclaimed wood from various sources.

    I bought an Esquire from him without the big pickguard. I loved it so much I asked if he could make one like it, but with a neck pickup. I requested a Barnbuster without the traditional Tele pickguard. This was that. He had three bodies ready to go and I picked this one.

    My view on pickups is that you have to find ones that match a particular guitar to your particular tastes. I tried a bunch of different pickups in this one, including Nocasters, Mares and some others. This one just worked with Ron's pickups from the get go. I love the sound of a Tele neck pickup for clean guitar with just a bit of grit. This just has that sound.

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    Nice -- thanks!

    Marc