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Old 01-25-2013, 07:23 PM
al89 al89 is offline
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Need some help: PRS hollowbody 2 questions

I recently acquired a 2007 PRS HB2 ten top with piezo. But I realised most of the ten top came with a maple back, but mine didnt. And the truss rod cover didnt have the hollowbody ii initials. It was just a plain trussrod. I still have the original tags which indicates it as a HB2. But according to those issues i mentioned, did i really get a HB2?
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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Are you positive its not a maple back, just not highly figured?

Ten top doesn't mean ten back.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:38 PM
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Strange....yours sounds more like a HB I which has a figured maple top and mahogany back. Plenty of those are 10 tops as well.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:01 PM
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im positive the back is not maple. Here is a picture of it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:04 PM
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Yeah, that looks like mahogany, which would make your guitar a HBI.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:09 PM
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I believe the HB I has a spruce top, not a maple top. I have a beautiful 2005 HB II and it has maple top and back. Truss rod cover does not say HB II, it says "20th" because it is anniversary year.

Great guitars.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:11 PM
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HB I has maple tops too. Hmm any possible way for me to check?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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HB I = maple top, mahogany back and sides
HB II = maple top and back, mahogany sides
HB Spruce = spruce top, mahogany back and sides.

Truss rod covers generally said simply "McCarty".

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Old 01-25-2013, 08:42 PM
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:14 PM
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+1 on the "its a HB I"
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:34 PM
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It's a really nice guitar, but I don't think I should have paid the amount for it. How much is a used hbI worth compared to hbii?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:21 AM
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hmm i think i have decided to keep the guitar. It is such a keeper.. I was able to get tones i have been lusting for forever on this guitar! Even though i may have paid a slightly higher cost i think im pretty much set on this!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:41 AM
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Post some pictures of the whole thing! These guitars look so cool, I'd love to try one sometime!
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Old 01-26-2013, 11:46 AM
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The HBII commands a slightly higher price than an HBI. A quilted HBII might fetch even more.

The HBI (and spruce as well) are cool because of the construction: it's a big ol' thick block of mahogany that they hollow out like a canoe, so the back and sides are all one single piece of wood, no seams at all. Even the sound post is carved and not glued on!

Definitely cool guitars!

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:41 PM
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hmm i think i have decided to keep the guitar. It is such a keeper.. I was able to get tones i have been lusting for forever on this guitar!
Not surprising. Many prefer the 1 to the 2 for its slightly different sound. I've heard the 1 described as sounding a bit rounder, or having a softer, less sharp attack.
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