Calling all flametops!!!

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  1. johnnybrulez

    johnnybrulez Member

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    I am getting a custom guitar built and I need some ideas for a top. If you guys can show me the "sickest" flame tops you guys own so I could get my luthier something for reference it'll be sweet.

    I'd really appreciate it! Really really would!!
     
  2. Ascension

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    Here are some photos of the better flames I have owned. The Ibanez in particular was just off the hook!!
    Deep Purple 2002 Carvin DC 400
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    I wish you could see this one in person the 3D effect is amazing it looks a foot deep between the flame ribbons.
    2004 Ibanez Prestige Artist AR 2000
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    My Bolin LPish guitar.

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    Anderson Cobra

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  6. starjag

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    Carvin indeed has really nice tops, many better looking than your average Gibson and PRS.

    We have way too many flamed/quilted maple tops on the planet, so if you are open to woods other than maple, I would recommend koa. I have a stunning bookmatched flamed koa top on one of my carvins. Spalted maple is also quite nice and rather unusual.

    The best tops I have seen are here http://www.fbass.com/html/tops.html but they are usually not available at your local luthier.
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    '96 Hamer Special FM[​IMG]
     
  11. clmazza

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    redwood makes for a killer top!

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    That is awesome!
    What kind of wood is that?
     
  15. Tele71

    Tele71 Gold Supporting Member

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    A beautiful piece of wood for your top. Absolutely stunning.
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  16. localmotion411

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    Here are my two flametops:

    Hamer Studio Custom
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    Hamer Monaco Elite
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    I don't own this one, but I covet this mofo like no other:
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks much better in person, like gathered yellow silk!

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    It is one of those tops that has it all from every angle---the chevron kinda changes direction, and there are neat little lines through the flame everywhere.
     
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    A few of mine... Actually the Prsi are gone to another member/s
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