Modern Builder Vault 2010
January - Thorn Custom Guitars
A local go-to repair guy since his teens, Thorn Custom Guitars owner Ron Thorn has been offering custom inlay and other guitar design and builder services to numerous companies since 1993. In 2000 he began putting the Thorn name on the headstocks of some of the many guitars he was building. Together with his father and the rest of “team Thorn”—John Gaudesi, Nick Viglienzoni, Tony Ramirez, Glenn Matejzel and Martin Bravo—Thorn’s Glendale, CA operation builds approximately 50 custom guitars a year and also provides custom inlay services for many guitar manufactures, such as the Fender Custom Shop, Ibanez, Schecter, Yamaha, and numerous boutique builders. Pictured: SoCal Custom Series R/S and G/T models.