Any CEs out there with fancy tops?

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  1. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    Every once in a while I see a CE with a really nice top! But they do seem somewhat had to come by. Anyone have any pics to share?
    I was pretty excited when I saw this 1996 late one night on eBay, just had to scoop it up! It's still not quite the caliber of some of the PRS tops out there, but not bad for a CE! Birds were exciting too (back when CEs didn't really come with them) Once upon a time this guitar was purple!
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    Of course I had to mod it though.
    JB/Alnico II Pro pickups
    3 way switch with push pull
    Mann 2000 NOS bridge
    Rosewood rings
    New style knobs

    What else do you guys have out there?
     
    #1 InTooDeep, Aug 27, 2019
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  2. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Dude! That’s a spectacular looking CE!
     
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  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    That is killer! (If only it were blue:p)


    Sweet top!
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Beautiful find!
     
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  5. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    That looks fantastic!
     
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  6. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 Old Member

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    Wow that looks awesome, you definitely got one of the best looking tops on a CE right there.
     
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  7. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    No doubt...quite the quilt!!! Niiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!
     
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  8. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    I know you’ve posted that beauty before, but I never get tired of looking at it - that’s a real gem!
     
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  9. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    That’d be a Wood Library or AP top these days.
     
  10. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    Thanks guys! I have been looking around at some other CEs and it looks like there was a pretty cool run in the mid 90s that had some 3 piece 10-tops. I saw one that recently sold on reverb. really unique/beautiful guitars! some of the Dustie Warring CE signatures seem to have some really nice figuring as well! Of course the Hiland models had some great tops as well, but not sure those were considered CEs.
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Stunning! So would!
     
  12. Glide-bpm

    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sucker for a quilt! Very nice
     
  14. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    That is really freakin cool!!!!
     
  15. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Thats a great guitar!

    Heres mine.
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  16. g.wizz

    g.wizz Nabs

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    That is Top Notch!
     
  17. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    @matt3310 That is a sick looking CE! Any details on it? year/pickups etc.?
     
  18. Aaron Robinson

    Aaron Robinson New Member

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    and i thought mine had a pretty top for a ce :) yours is gorgeous.
     
  19. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Not maple, but a pretty nice CE top:

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