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Flamed vs. Quilted. What is your favoured finish?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject: Flamed vs. Quilted. What is your favoured finish? Reply with quote

Flamed....?



..... or quilted ?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plain top. Then quilted, the flamed. Though it depends on the individual guitar. I prefer some flamed tops to quilted and vice versa. Someone on here just got a stunning flamed LP Love Rock a few days ago and I'd prefer that to a quilted but out of those two particular pics I'd say quilted
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Karl Hungus
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definetly Quilted.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the quartersawn flamed maple tops like the pictures of the two LS320 I posted today in another thread, i.e. with flames and additional strong lines parallel to the strings. I wonder why that kind of graining is not available as a veneer on cheaper Tokais, only as an expensive solid top. Or did you see it there, too?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a big fan of plain, followed by flamed. There's just something about quilted that puts me off - it's almost like it looks fake or something, I dunno...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flamed, by far. Quilt just seems wrong on les pauls, especially burst finishes.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this out hans-j?rgen, this is one of my latest MIK cherry sunburst models. Very nice top on this one don't ya think?...


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JSD,

That looks great!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JSD wrote:
Check this out hans-j?rgen, this is one of my latest MIK cherry sunburst models. Very nice top on this one don't ya think?...

Holy cow, Batman, red quartersawn alert! Now please tell your Canadian supplier to order some with '59 mahogany neck, lightweight mahogany back (at most 2 pieces), nickel plated ABR bridge and aluminum tailpiece and in violin finish... And please none of these greenish tuners... and what's going on with these funky colored fretboard inlays nowadays? Oh yes, I forgot: that new "vintage" tweed case is a must, too...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2005 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plain top then nothing.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How looks this? Another beauty in violin finish matt


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

togps wrote:
How looks this? Another beauty in violin finish matt

Is this a LS80? Weight, pickups, price etc.? But I really think the hardware should be nickel plated especially on these matt finishes, because it looks a bit strange with an "aged" top and brand new metal parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally have never liked the quilt tops, it has to either be plain or flame for me, but each to their own. Just crank it up and play some classic rock on it no matter what it is
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hans-J?rgen, it is a LS80F. Features as usual. And Nickel hardware. (good camera) The finish is not aged. Simple satin matt lacquer. It was a custom made order for me. The bulk is already sold to dealers. Some threads before I listed they already.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plain then quilted then flamed. But I would always go for plain if I had a choice!
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