NEW! Video collection has been added to the gallery.
The galleries have once again been reformatted. The previous
version recieved many complaints, and I apologize. The new
design has been formatted to work on most, if not all, platforms
and browsers, including iPad. I hope you enjoy!
Ron Kirn Templates are available on EBAY as well as the Big Cartel store.
(Please note that they are priced lower in the Big Cartel store.)
Ron Kirn Templates are sold by my son in law, Pierre Bellehumeur,
the ONLY authorized dealer.
If you're in Jacksonville, FL, stop by The Guitar Loft
at Bill Gibson's House of Stereo
8780 Perimeter Park Court
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Barn Buster Blowout
100 year old Loblolly Pine T
Ron Kirn has been Published!
5 Tele-Style Builders You Should Know
published in Premier Guitar Magazine
January 2009 Issue
Detailed photo journal on exactly how I build em.
What goes into my "basic" T?
elcome. I’m Ron Kirn, and I build custom guitars. My philosophy as I build them is, since they are custom, I let you choose what components you would like. It’s that simple.
I do things differently. For instance, if you have a favorite neck, pickups or whatever, I will gladly incorporate it into your new guitar. Or you may choose the components from which your guitar is created off an extensive list of components. Many made by the same exact manufacturers supplying the large guitar manufacturers.
For pricing, I don’t bury it somewhere obscure. A Tele type starts at $1750 and a Strat type starts at $1950. The final price depends on the choices you make, but rest assured, the difference in quality rests only in the components chosen. Close your eyes and you cannot tell the difference between the least expensive and a more exotic guitar.
Please read the details on exactly how I build 'em and why, peruse through the photos of others I have created, then let me know what I can do for you.