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    Carved top on the SE Tim Mahoney and Baritone?

    When are these two guitars going to get a carved top? All the others look great with it, I'm hoping PRS updates these two models soon. Btw, the Mahoney should get a black headstock too.

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    Hoping the SE Custom Semi-Hollow gets one as well, but I could see where that would get more challenging than a solid body...
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy474x View Post
    Hoping the SE Custom Semi-Hollow gets one as well, but I could see where that would get more challenging than a solid body...
    it sure will look great but expect prices to be higher though, hmm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by timrocks311 View Post
    When are these two guitars going to get a carved top? All the others look great with it, I'm hoping PRS updates these two models soon. Btw, the Mahoney should get a black headstock too.
    Tim's USA PRS has black headstock, so +1 on the black headstock. But i don't really see the point of making it with a bevelled top, it's not much difference in terms of looks, unless you're inspecting it closely :/ If they (both models mentioned above) comes with a thin Custom 24-thickness body, then the body will look skinny, especially with the back contour :/ but who knows! there may be some of you that digs them

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxtuna26 View Post
    But i don't really see the point of making it with a bevelled top, it's not much difference in terms of looks, unless you're inspecting it closely
    I notice with a beveled top, it's more comfortable. The flat top on my baritone requires me to position my right shoulder forward a bit compared to my USA custom 22. Not much, but I notice it. That's one of the reasons the new Lowery model might be on my radar as a replacement for the baritone, whenever it starts showing up in stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Beef View Post
    I notice with a beveled top, it's more comfortable. The flat top on my baritone requires me to position my right shoulder forward a bit compared to my USA custom 22. Not much, but I notice it. That's one of the reasons the new Lowery model might be on my radar as a replacement for the baritone, whenever it starts showing up in stores.
    I have to admit the flat top leaves ridges on my skin when i started playing it, but i eventually got around it and was able to play comfortably. Though if you're coming from a USA prs, the bevelled top could help, comfortability-wise.

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    This is one reason I was comfortable selling off the baritone (now John beefs) and eventually the semi hollow. The hard edge was a bit of a drag. Thankfully the Tim Mahoney has the rounded edges like the second version Allender, so it makes for a SUPER comfortable body contour. They should start incorporating that into all SE models. It's fantastic.

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