Originally Posted by KenG
The Traditional is the Trad Plus. Same guitar, same top. GC just calls it the Trad Plus to cash in on the AA tops.
The "Traditional" are the Ebony and Goldtops. All the burst Traditionals have been Plus Tops, thus the Traditional Plus name - some Flame, as opposed to a Plain Top, and are @ $200 more.
In spring of 2010 they started to ship the " Tradtional Premium Plus " with highly Flamed tops. For a while they were on the packaging but not listed. Quite a step up in the Flame Tops since then.