S2 10 Top!

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  1. Colt

    Colt New Member

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    Hello all,

    I just bought a 2018 S2 Faded Blue Smokeburst Custom 24 off of Reverb that had a 10 Top mark on the back of the headstock.

    I assume this isn't something that happens very often?

    Any info on this would be appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Pics?
     
  3. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I'd be interested to see. Someone could easily get a paint pen and just mark the 10 off. However, the former rhythm guitarist for my favorite band, He Is Legend, used to have an S2 Custom 22 with a crazy good top, easily 10-top quality. I wonder if they sometimes do one-offs for artists or something.

    Edit: Maybe @[email protected] can advise?
     
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  4. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I haven’t heard of this specifically, but they’ve done some cool one-off stuff with S2’s, so definitely possible!

    And we really want to see that top!
     
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  5. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    If it exists, then I must have one...
     
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  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike Soon to be on a McCarty hunt..

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    That would be cool.
     
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  7. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I’ve never said it out loud, because I’m not sure it would be something lots of people would pay for, but I would dig/pay for an upgraded top S2.
     
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  9. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay!

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    Hmmm.... I've got an SE ZM with a much nicer top than that... guess I should pen a "10" on it... ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. bodia

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

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    Sweet!
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Yowzah!
     
  12. Colt

    Colt New Member

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  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Nice!
     
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  14. Colt

    Colt New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies, guys!

    I’ll get some pics up of my other guitars as well. I absolutely love surfing the forum so far looking at all the sweet guitars!
     
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  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I know you know you’re comparing a veneer with a solid wood top. I have a ZM, too, which I really like, but you’re not going to see a “10” written on a veneer.

    Nice guitar, btw.
     
  16. Eddie kim

    Eddie kim New Member

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    Why do these se have a waaaaay better top than my 2018 S2 cu24....... this really sucks.
     
  17. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Wow!!!

    I've seen some nice SE tops, and that one is right up there, perhaps the most precise and symmetrical flame I've seen. Personally, I could care less if they're a veneer, there's still a maple cap under there, so I would think the tone is the same.
     
  18. GTRMAV

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    Hey Colt! Thanks for the order...
    I've never seen an S2 with a "10" marked on the back of the headstock, so I'm just saying not only are you getting a fantastic guitar...
    It must be a unicorn!
    I literally received this guitar 2 weeks ago, but the tag is marked completed in April 2018. My best guess would be it was an export guitar that never shipped, or part of a special run/wood library that was built as an extra.
    Congrats my friend.
    JD
     
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  19. Colt

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    Thank you!
    It's a beautiful guitar from what I could see in the pics. I'm willing to bet it looks even better in person.

    Wonder if it has some magic to help my playing...being a unicorn and all! Ha! ;)
     
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    But it makes sense. With a very thin veneer, many guitars can come from a single billet as opposed to one guitar from a carved top or even a much thicker S2 top. I paid a visit to Booth Veener Company in southern Indiana years ago (they did the interiors of Air Force One). They had some of the most extraordinary wood I’ve ever laid my eyes on. But they cut it into veneer so so much of it could be used.

    As a side note, the owner of the company at that time was from my home town. I was told a story about a single log that rolled off the freighter in heavy seas. They had paid $800,000 for that one log. :eek:
     
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