Description

California based Ron Thorn, now a Principal Master Builder at Fender's Custom Shop, is well known in the boutique guitar world for his creative, extremely well made solid body electric guitars under his former company's name, Thorn Guitars. He has also been the Fender Custom Shop's sole inlay provider, under Thorn Inaly, since the mid-90s. Which is to say, the man knows (more than) a thing or two about making world-class instruments. 

The Grantura represents Thorn's take on the classic ES-335 formula, though it's far from being a mere 335 clone. Starting with the highest quality woods available, the Grantura utilizes in-house pressed laminate tops, backs, and sides, a lightweight center block coupled with spruce bracing, and Ron's unique dove-tail joint to ensure the best coupling between the neck and the body. When you think high-end guitar, this is what you picture - it's literally flawless.

All of this perfection must come at a cost, right? Overly perfect feel, sterile tones...? Nope. The Grantura is a joy to play - perfect playability coupled with a slinky, lively feel. The Throbak ER-Custom pickups are anything but sterile. They deliver fantastic semi-hollow tones - anything from classic jazz warmth to blues/rock bite are a breeze to dial in via the simplified 2 volume, 1 tone, and a 3-way setup. Think expanded vintage 335 tones - greater touch sensitivity, clarity, and extended top-end paired with all we love about a great 335. A pretty jaw-dropping experience, truth be told.

Condition: Very few signs of prior ownership, setup is perfect and all electronics work as they should.

The Grantura is simply an exquisite guitar in every regard. Players looking for a more refined take on the 335 - without sacrificing feel and tone - would be wise to check this beauty out. Priced with original hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Cherry Red, nitro finish 
  • Curly Maple Laminate Semi-Hollow w/F-Hole, 14.75" wide
  • Cream body binding (top & back)
  • Maple & Spruce full-length center block 
  • Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard w/rolled edges 
  • Fat '59 Neck Carve, .890"-.990"
  • 6150 Frets (medium)
  • Hand polished frets w/hidden fret ends
  • 1 11/16" Tusq nut
  • Throbak ER-Custom humbuckers
  • 2 Volume, 1 Tone, 3-way 
  • Hardshell Case
  • SN: G-033

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