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vchizzle
01-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Do you prefer flame or quilt tops? Or dislike maple all together?

Does the color change what type of wood you like?
I ask because while browsing recently, I discovered, on more "classic" type colors such as vintage smokeburst and the like, I prefer more of a straight flame. If it is quilt on those colors, I like the quilt to be of the straighter variety - not crazy, outrageous type.

Doh! I realized I didn't put my own preference as an option on the poll:dontknow: and can't edit.

LSchefman
01-29-2013, 11:41 AM
Not hugely important for me, as the key is the guitar's other attributes, but I seem to choose flame a lot more often, though I have had both.

I also like hog with stains. One of my favorite guitars was a vintage orange Mira; the color went really well with the mahogany. As for opaque, I like gold tops, and white.

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 11:48 AM
I love flame and quilt, but this recent discovery made me realize it depends on the color in some instances. I usually lean toward the grays, blues, charcoals anyway - with those I don't really care. I actually like solid hog as much/sometimes more than maple tops as well.

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01-29-2013, 11:54 AM
Doh! I realized I didn't put my own preference as an option on the poll:dontknow: and can't edit.

Click the pencil icon next to the poll question. Or... PM me the changes you want me to make. I can add, delete, or edit.

Jet Whitey
01-29-2013, 12:24 PM
Need I say more???

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 02:51 PM
Need I say more???
:)

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 02:53 PM
-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ;45305']Click the pencil icon next to the poll question. Or... PM me the changes you want me to make. I can add, delete, or edit.
Thank you sir.
Now what's your preference?!

PRSHB2
01-29-2013, 03:00 PM
I personally prefer Quilt over Flame. Don't get me wrong, I love both, but I lean towards quilt. For my eyes I see a more obvious uniqueness to quilt than I do flame. That is not to say that there aren't some very unique flame tops out there, just ask 11-Top. I own both and never see that changing.

Update: As I hesitated to click Post something occurred to me. The above comments apply more to Private Stock than standard models. As an example, my SC-58 looks perfect with flames. I don't think I would care for it as much with quilt. What the hell do I know?

Danerada
01-29-2013, 03:04 PM
I'm all HOG DAWG!!!!

jfb
01-29-2013, 03:09 PM
Flame as wide as it comes for me please.

Rango
01-29-2013, 03:24 PM
It's all about the FLAME! :D

Black, white and red stained HOG are cool too.

Aeetus
01-29-2013, 04:12 PM
Flame all the way for me.... until I get a quilt top then the fun begins! :)

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 05:15 PM
Flame in the lead by a mile. Feel free to post pics of your favorite examples here too!

PRSHB2
01-29-2013, 05:39 PM
My personal favorite flame top.

http://jeffblack.smugmug.com/photos/i-TzgVBFW/1/X2/i-TzgVBFW-X2.jpg

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 11:52 PM
That's some nice, tight flame right there. Reminds me of an SC 58 I was gonna buy, but was a day too late. The one I wanted was black slate, real tight like that, only the flame had some squiggle to it. It was almost quilt but more flame, very even. Flilt.

sergiodeblanc
01-30-2013, 12:16 AM
I just painted over a quilt top with white paint. :laugh: I'm a flamer all the way.

vchizzle
01-30-2013, 10:55 AM
I just painted over a quilt top with white paint. :laugh: I'm a flamer all the way.
Ha, I had some sweet looking mahogany painted over in white too. The guitar was black when I got it. Before PTC existed, I sent to paintguy(excellent work) and he sent me this:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3329/4634196510_2dd8703956.jpg
I had a hard time painting over it, but it looks like this now:
http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4136/4791311917_43aa099225_b.jpg
Thought about trying a white wash, but wasn't sure how that would come out on mahogany.

My question was, HEY PRS, HOW DID THIS GUITAR GET PAINTED AN OPAQUE COLOR?!?:laugh:

sergiodeblanc
01-30-2013, 11:55 AM
Sweet!

TAJ
01-31-2013, 09:16 AM
I think for me it depends on the color. If it is a more classic burst color or a more natural "earth" tone colors, I tend to go with flame. But for the brighter solid colors like red,blue
, greens, purples, I seem to like that more on quilt tops! But that's just me.

QueenCityGuitars
01-31-2013, 10:05 AM
Quilt tops are my favorite (depending on the particular top) but I like a good flame top as well.

Herr Squid
01-31-2013, 10:19 PM
I love me some quilt! Flame on a guitar body just never seemed that interesting to me. The "really good" ones are just... stripey.

Now for some reason I love the flamed neck on my Exp '12 Cu24... Go figure.

vchizzle
01-31-2013, 11:35 PM
Quilt is makin' a comeback!

Albrecht Smuten
02-01-2013, 04:04 AM
All citey, foolz!

Proxmax
02-01-2013, 09:45 AM
i like both but prefer the wide flame!!!

http://i513.photobucket.com/albums/t336/proxmax/Desktop-1.jpg

vchizzle
02-01-2013, 03:00 PM
Nice 1-piece! And that's the type of color I prefer flame over quilt.

tdiers
02-01-2013, 07:06 PM
Flame & any translucent color except yellow.

Gnal
02-01-2013, 07:14 PM
I prefer flame tops, but some quilts are amazing... Ehh, really though, all of it is excellent, but if i had to choose flame.