I picked up an '03 Studio Custom and I am absolutely floored! The top would be an Artist grade top from the guitar company that uses the three initials and the first one is "P" ... the last one is "S"... It would be the top on a '59 reissue at that great electric guitar company in Nashville... The fit and finish is perfect- The guitar plays effortlessly- the inlay work is gorgeous. And, last but not least, it sounds like a million bucks. I realize I've just discovered what many of you already knew.. there is something about a Hamer, and I don't think I've bought my last one... Monaco or Newport???