Wood used in 2009 Tonare Grand

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  1. omega1

    omega1 New Member

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    I met a guy who has a PRS Tonare Grand dated 8-09. He doesn't know what kind of wood was used for the sides and back so I wanted to determine with certainty what kind of wood was used for the B/S. Were there different variations of the Tonare Grand using differnt kinds of wood in 2009? Is there any way to tell (Not sure if I can post pictures here).
     
  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    I don't think the date is enough to tell what it was made from. I believe they have always used different woods for back and sides.
     
  3. omega1

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    Uploaded a photo. Can you tell from this pic?
     
  4. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    That's definitely wood


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  5. Whitecat

    Whitecat Goes home to Starla

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    A Grand Standard would have been mahogany I believe, and that sure looks like it...
     
  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    +1.

    The other wood choice on the non-PS model was cocobolo. That doesn't look like cocobolo.
     
  7. veinbuster

    veinbuster In the cards

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    Yes, I think you and Whitecat have it. This is definitely not cocobolo.
     
  8. JMintzer

    JMintzer Bobble Head Moderator
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    The pic -looks- like mahogany, but they also made them with IRW, Koa, Cocobolo and other woods...
     
  9. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    looks like a really beautiful set of book-matched flame mahogany. nice find.
     
  10. tabl10s

    tabl10s New Member

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    The standards I've seen were all flamed or quilted 'hog. This seems to be neither.
     
  11. duhdewd

    duhdewd New Member

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    That looks like flamed mahogany to me. My 2009 Angelus Standard is the same wood for back and sides.
     
  12. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Ditto
     

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