Any CEs out there with fancy tops?

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  1. Solteroblues

    Solteroblues New Member

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    That is stunning! I'd hit that if I saw it, too! Is that an employee's guitar?
     
  2. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    @11top that looks pretty cool! Any more details on it?

    @Solteroblues I don't think it's an employee guitar. Customer service didn't have any info on it. Shawn said it was most likely signed at an event.
     
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  3. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    It’s a koa carved top. It’s also rare for two other reasons. It has bird inlays and a flame maple neck. I’ve had it for years.

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  4. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    That is awesome! What year is it? (phone isn't letting me zoom into the neck plate!)
     
  5. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    ‘04 I think.
     
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  6. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Regular neck on that one or a wide thin?
     
  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Hmmmm. I think it’s wide fat.
     
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  8. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

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    I was happy to find my '06 CE-24 Johnny Hiland with an Amber 10-Top:

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  9. matt3310

    matt3310 New Member

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    Its a 2017 model that was a special run from Wild West guitars. Its got 57/08 pickups. Black neck, and natural back on the body. Amazing guitar!
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  10. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    I think my CE24SH has a pretty sweet top. Works well with the Trampas Green (which is a color I actually greatly dislike).

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    My Johnny Hiland 10 top is pretty sweet, too....

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  11. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Only way to rock!
     
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  12. Andy80

    Andy80 New Member

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    It's a little disappointing that the new CE24 finishes are not as nice as the old ones.
     
  13. sergiodeblanc

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

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    You think? Aside from Vintage Yellow and Emerald not much is missing.

    And I think overall the tops seem nicer.
     
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  14. TwelfthTangent

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  15. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Those are killer... but the third one??? MAN, that's beyond sexy!!!
     
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  16. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Oh man, I'd own that in a heartbeat
     
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  17. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 New Member

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    There's LOADS of great looking CE tops out there.
     
  18. Johnny Rigs

    Johnny Rigs Have you tried restarting?

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    I had actually bought a non 10-top of the same guitar in the same color 2 weeks earlier. But I happened to see this one and bought it immediately. Sold the other, haha.
     
  19. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    Wow, thanks for sharing guys! there are some really nice ones coming out of the woodwork now! I would love to get my hands on another Hiland, I spent some time in a store playing one, it was quite awesome!
     
  20. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Agreed. I love my old CE but a lot of the newer ones have much nicer tops than mine.
     
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