View Poll Results: Flame or quilt

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    25 43.10%
  • Quilt

    19 32.76%
  • All hog or opaque baby!

    5 8.62%
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    5 8.62%
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Thread: flame or quilt + color choices

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    Senior Member vchizzle's Avatar
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    flame or quilt + color choices

    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 and can't edit.
    Last edited by vchizzle; 01-29-2013 at 11:41 AM.

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    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.

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    Senior Member vchizzle's Avatar
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Doh! I realized I didn't put my own preference as an option on the poll 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.
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    Need I say more???
    PRS Guitars Endorsee....White and Relic'd Ones !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Whitey View Post
    Need I say more???

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    Senior Member vchizzle's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! © View Post
    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?!

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    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?

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    I'm all HOG DAWG!!!!
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    Flame as wide as it comes for me please.

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    It's all about the FLAME!

    Black, white and red stained HOG are cool too.

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    Flame all the way for me.... until I get a quilt top then the fun begins!

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    Flame in the lead by a mile. Feel free to post pics of your favorite examples here too!

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    My personal favorite flame top.


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    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.

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    I just painted over a quilt top with white paint. I'm a flamer all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergiodeblanc View Post
    I just painted over a quilt top with white paint. 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:

    I had a hard time painting over it, but it looks like this now:

    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?!?

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    Sweet!

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    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.

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    Quilt tops are my favorite (depending on the particular top) but I like a good flame top as well.

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