- Nov 20, 2007
Easy really. Back in the early-2000s era, completely unfigured plain maple with no flaws was the spec for 58s. Heavily figured maple with no "dead" patches or flaws was the spec for 59s and 60s. "Everything else" was used on the gold tops. Most gold tops from this era have tops with some figure (still do). They've since revised the spec for the 58s from completely plain to semi-figured to use more of this grade of wood.
Makes me want to strip my R6...