Favorite flame top

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  1. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Whats your favorite flame top on any particular PRS guitar? I have had more luck with quilt personally, but this would be the best curly maple top I’ve ever seen:
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    The contrast, the width, the definition, the consistency, and the way it curls and curves as it fans out to the sides. Amazing!

    Anyone who has access to this guitar: DIBS DIBS DIBS DIBS DIBS!!!

    Photo courtesy of the PRS Collection 2014 webpage.
     
    #1 Tonart, Jan 21, 2018
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  2. Collywobbles

    Collywobbles Border Collies are best

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    My favourite 'ever' would be 9 0697. I've only seen it in pictures (BOTB, page 62/63) but I love how it's clearly been used and abused over the years. It's #6 on my 2018 guitar shopping list after Eldon's gold Strat.

    PRS-wise I used to own this one, which is an '88 Sig. I think it looks great in this picture. I know where it is and would like it back.

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  3. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Nice! Very Les Paulish top!
     
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  4. Boogie

    Boogie SuperD

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    Paging Mr. 11Top...Mr. 11Top, to the white courtesy phone...
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I think the Ladkor PS was pretty special!
     
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  6. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    I like this one, but I’m biased since I get to play it everyday.

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  7. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I like it!
     
  8. hamburgbeat_78

    hamburgbeat_78 New Member

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    Great Top,can't think of a better one!
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Ladies and Gentlemen, we will be at DEFCON 1, 11top approaching!
     
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  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    This one is pretty spectacular

     
  11. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    This is one of my favs!
     
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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Yup I saw that amazing top. Here’s something similar. Technically this one is a burl top, but ‘flamed’ in an extreme angle. Kinda like an all-in-one.
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Wow that’s very figured and lovely
     
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  14. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm aCk!!! Thbfftt!!! :P

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    That's some saweeeetttt burled, there....:eek::cool:
     
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  15. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I have to say, finding that perfect flame is very rare. Finding it coincident with other general specs you want - impossible!

    Even if you build a PS from scratch and choose a perfect looking slab, it will change by the time they carve it down.

    I’ve found flame thats close to perfect, only for there to be 2 f-holes in it. :confused:

    Quilt is much more forgiving...
     
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  16. g.wizz

    g.wizz New Member

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    my kinda top reverse chevron
     
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  17. Sam

    Sam Luddite

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    This is the one I aspire to. Perfect.

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  18. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I’ve seen this one before. Brilliant. ‘Paul’s special top’. And you may not believe it, but I had a hunch someone might post this very guitar. Double like!
     
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  19. FlameTop

    FlameTop New Member

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    Its me! :)
     
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  20. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    LOL
     

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