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Ron Kirn Barnbuster Pine Electric Guitar #1068 - Used  From Other

A pine telecaster hand-built in Jacksonville, Florida.


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Condition: Used, Very Good

A tele with plenty of power, the power of pine! Big sounds emanate from this mean little machine. And you've gotta love a 4-position (both pickups in series) switch on a tele for even more fullness and volume. Modern touches in the form of a compound radius, modern "C" shaped neck, and a compensated Callaham 3-saddle bridge take this old piece of pine and blast it into the new age.

SP Luthier Notes: Setup and fret dress

Manufacturer's Description from Other

In the 1800's buildings were commonly built using Heart Pine, Loblolly Pine, Louisiana Long Leaf pine, and a few other species known for their qualities. That lumber was dramatically different from the genetically modified lumber harvested today. Many of those buildings are “coming down” today, and the lumber, old and seasoned, is being reclaimed.

Jump forward to the mid 20 th century and an electronics repairman begins making Steel guitars. Within a few years, that expands into a unique concept for a Spanish Guitar, an electric one with a solid pine body, The Broadcaster®, created by Leo, was born.

However, almost as soon as they became notable, Fender® changed from Pine to Ash. Many reasons are cited, but the change was made. Pine fell into an almost 60 year slumber as a “tone wood”.

Pine has been awakened. More and more manufacturers are jumping on the “band wagon” carrying Pine bodied guitars. It makes a superb sounding instrument.

Today, it is generally recognized that older guitars produce the most amazing sounds. Why… Possibly it has to do with what happens as time passes. When lumber is purchased for a quality project, it has been dried, usually to below 12% moisture, but that only addresses water. The Resins, what we call sap here in the South, remains a gelatinous mass of goo locked within the cells, for years, for decades. Most of those resins take about 50 years to solidify. That in my opinion is why the older woods transmit a broader, fuller sound when played. There is no longer any goo, absorbing the sonic energy.

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  


Model: Barnbuster

Weight: 7.4 lbs

Serial #: 1068

Year: 2018

Body Material: Pine

Top Material: Flame Maple

Color: Natural Amber Tint

Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Reticulated Satin Lacquer

Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple

Neck Shape: Modern C

Scale Length: 25.5"

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" - 12"

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: 6150

Nut Material: Natural Bone

Nut Width: 1 5/8"

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Fingerboard: Maple

Position Inlays: Black Dots

Neck Pickup: Häussel TE-Style

Bridge Pickup: Häussel TE-Style

Controls: Volume, Tone

Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade

Bridge: Callaham 3-Saddle Compensated

Tuning Machines: Vintage Style Gotoh, 16:1 Ratio

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Pickguard: Black

Knobs: Knurled Chrome

Case: Fender Gig Bag