Flame Top on This?

InTheEvening

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That’s a beautiful guitar! If I ever went for a historic, that would be pretty close to my ideal finish.

I’m a huge sucker for dark bursts. I never cared much for heritage cherry, but the dark bursts and the way the light binding contrasts with the dark brown on the edge is hard to resist. Nice flame too!
 

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Here's another option. The one below is 3.88 kg / 8.55 lbs and the one in my original post is 4.03 kg / 8.88 lbs.

Which would you go for?

3.88 kg / 8.55 lbs

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and from the original post 4.03 kg / 8.88 lbs

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Fantastic. It’s a perfect brightness inside and then fades to a dark iced tea or bourbon. Nice wide grain like a tiger! And good symmetry.
 

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Understated and beautiful... looks a lot like one of my True Historics... have seen this same burst called 4 or 5 different names by Gibson. Mine called 'Dark Burst' and 'Vintage Dark Burst' View attachment 536209 ...
This is great to know. I got a 2020 Standard 50s in iced tea (Sweetwater was the only place I could find that had it in iced tea and 57 Classic pups for $200 upcharge) I love the color but felt that it didn’t look very vintage because it’s not faded orangy-yellowy. Nice to see that it fits in.
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Is it a V3? I liked both tops you posted, so I’m no help there at all!
Yes V3, and I also didn't have a preference for either top. Which is why I asked here, and tryi to learn what people prefer for their tops.

I am a little nervous about buying it without playing, and especially about the neck - but I can return and exchange for another :)
 

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Yes V3, and I also didn't have a preference for either top. Which is why I asked here, and tryi to learn what people prefer for their tops.

I am a little nervous about buying it without playing, and especially about the neck - but I can return and exchange for another :)
Hope you like the neck when it arrives. Do let us know how you get on with it...
 


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