My 88 wasn't marked 10, I do love the top all the same!
You know what would be cool? If you could file an appeals process with PRS! Lol. Like a 10 Top review committee!
What exactly are the criteria for a 10 top,anyhow? Is there a list of specs that the lads at the factory go by?
A very small percent of the maple trees cut in North America are actually figured. To make "10-Top" status, a PRS top must have clearly defined figure across its entire top with no "dead" spots. A guitar designated as a 10-Top will usually have a small "10" written on the back of the headstock in the upper right corner. Some of our earlier guitars have the "10" stamped into the finish in the same position.
Hey! I figured out how to post! Heres my nice non 10 Top
And to be fair here is a 10 top that I thought shouldn't be..
RW headstock veneer with (does it have an inlaid signature?) If so, Artist Package...
I love 24 frets: 4 X CU24s, 2 X Carvin DC127s, 1 X Schechter Omen 6