What is a "10-Top"?

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  1. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    So what, exactly, is a "10-Top"? I can read the description: "A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no "dead" spots."

    I still don't get it. I get it is more carefully chosen wood for the top. But maybe if someone could explain it in different terms this dense, old guy could comprehend it.
     
  2. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You realize that you’re much better off not knowing or caring, right? ;)
     
  4. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Never have truer words been spoken. Ignorance is /was bliss. As soon as I saw the topic I thought to myself...NO! Look away! Turn back! before it's too late! Too late... You can't un-see it. I've tried. To resist now is an excercise in futility.
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    It’s just prettier. There isn’t a special formula. Kind of like people rating other people a 10 based on looks. The human 10 gets bought a few more drinks at the bar. The guitar 10 cost a few more bucks in the store - but you might get it back in free drinks when you play.
     
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    Ooohhh, I get it. A 10-Top is a ten drink minimum!
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    See?!?! You guys did explain it in language I can understand.:cool::rolleyes:
     
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    HNSFury PEACE

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    To add to the confusion, there is a Ten top and a Ten top wood library, that isn't more expensive ..... if true why have the distinction?
     
  9. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    The Wood library top is hand selected by the dealer that’s making that particular run of guitars
     
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    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    try not to get too involved with this topic. you can either look at the guitar or worry about it ,or play the guitar,
     
  12. beas

    beas I Don't Re-Member

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    Bo Derek's t-shirt...I think that's a "10-top".
     
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  13. matonanjin

    matonanjin New Member

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    I can't look at it when I'm not playing it? And I am not the least bit worried.
     
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    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    tonytester PIC YOUR STRINGS WISELY

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    WET OR DRY ?????
     
  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I’ve seen them wet them to show off the figure better.
     
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    veinbuster Coming of age

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    Yes. It always looks better wet.
     
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    matonanjin New Member

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    See!!! Once again you guys are explaining in a language I can understand.:cool:
     
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    For some reason I love this video. I'm a nerd. :)
     
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