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    Question New member with a question

    Hi everyone, I'm Steve from the UK and have just bought my second PRS. I've just got a beautiful Paul's guitar with a stunning quilted yellow tiger top. Can someone please explain what a 'Dirty' carved top is?

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    There was a limited run model called the dirty 100 (or something close to that). Is that what you're referring to?
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    As far its not one of those. The spec:
    Paul's Guitar Model Specs
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    Top Wood: Carve "Dirty" Artist Grade Figured Maple
    Back Wood: Lightweight Mahogany
    I was wondering what the 'dirty' referred to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relevance View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm Steve from the UK and have just bought my second PRS. I've just got a beautiful Paul's guitar with a stunning quilted yellow tiger top. Can someone please explain what a 'Dirty' carved top is?
    Congrats on the axe.

    I believe "dirty" is a reference to the maple having mineral stains. I've seen a video of Paul talking about the Dirty 100 run where he mentions this specifically. It's shown below.

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    By the way, it's interesting that the video makes reference to the bound fingerboards.

    I realize that a lot of people on the old BAM forum went apoplectic when they came out with bound boards, but after having both bound and unbound, after a while I found that I prefer the way a bound fingerboard feels.

    In fact, I wish now that I'd gotten a bound fingerboard on my PS acoustic, but at the time I ordered it, I hadn't come to that realization.

    I'm more of a production guitar guy, so I will miss the bound boards on models like the SC58, etc.
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    I love those tops!
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