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EMERRRRRRRY!
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Ron said a lot of people had been asking him about doing an offset model so he made one this year and called it the California Special:













I'm sure it won't be everyone's cup of tea, I REALLY dig it personally! :yesway: I have that koa SoCal S/S on order but it's been put on hold for financial reasons for a while... almost tempted to see if Ron can do rear-routed controls with no pickguard and have the shape changed to the C/S model. I dig the offset shape a lot! :D
 

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Yeah he took elements of the Fender Jazzmaster and tweaked it.



I'm not always huge on offset designs (i.e. the standard Jazzmaster shape for example, I like the lower portion of the body but the "horns" just don't look right to my eyes) but I really like this one.
 

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This reminds me of another high-end Fenderalike builder's offset model. I'm not such a fan of this Thorn version though... it's a little "chubby".
 

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This reminds me of another high-end Fenderalike builder's offset model. I'm not such a fan of this Thorn version though... it's a little "chubby".
Which builder? I've never really looked into Jazzmaster-style guitars so I'm not familiar with what else is out there in the same vein. :lol:

Only guitar that comes to mind might be Grosh:



But even then, different horns and slightly different bottom shape to the body and again, they're both derivatives of the Jazzmaster body so hard to really lose that completely. :rofl:
 

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Grosh, yeah, that's his name. I think his execution is a little more aesthetically pleasing.
 

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Yep, like I said the shape might not be for everyone. Personally, I think Grosh focuses more on the parts of the Jazzmaster that I dislike so not really my thing! :rofl: Prefer the look of actual "horns" for the upper part of the guitar than the more "gumby-like" look of the original Jazzmaster desgin. :)
 

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I'm sure it's as killer as everything else he makes, but the shape is just not my thing.
 

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I was expecting this to be another gaudy fugly guitar :lol: but it's actually pretty cool, nice interpretation.
 

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I dig!
 
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