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is this a figured or plain top?


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My eyes tell me this is a figured top, but the shop I bought it at had it priced exactly the same as a plain top so I assumed it was a plain top with a little variation in the wood...

 

I wasn't too concerned with finish, just sound and feel when deciding on which guitar to buy, so maybe I got lucky? What is it? plain or figured?

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Clearly, that's a figured top. Maybe there's some other reason they priced it the way they did.

 

Maybe because it's a 2010 build and it was still on the shelf in November this year??

 

But good to know now. Thanks for your input and confirming my suspicion.

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When the ES 359 figured top first came out it was cheaper than a non-figured top. I had prices from various sites posted here. It was just one of those weird things. Maybe something similar happened here. My 339 is a figured top. The back is figured too.

 

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My eyes tell me this is a figured top, but the shop I bought it at had it priced exactly the same as a plain top so I assumed it was a plain top with a little variation in the wood...

 

I wasn't too concerned with finish, just sound and feel when deciding on which guitar to buy, so maybe I got lucky? What is it? plain or figured?

Thats a nice top. Some of the 335s are subtile when it comes to figured bodies , but I know the plain tops that I have seen have no figuring in whatsoever. The model number on the plains have a P in it , where the figured dont. I just picked up a figured 335 that was tagged and priced the same as a satin model.Even got me to take another 15 percent off.
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