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Since I couldn't trust the big brown truck...(mega flametop content)...

pinefd

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So, because I couldn't trust the big brown truck (or the white one) to deliver this baby safely, a few weeks ago I decided to drive 600 miles round trip to meet up with my buddy Rob (lpflametop), who was kind enough to part with this POS (thanks Rob!). You've probably already seen pics of this from Rob in this thread: http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165280 And I've got to say, in person, the top is absolutely amazing, and very 3D. And yes, it plays as good as it looks!

So, without further ado, let me re-introduce, under new ownership, El Diablo (please, those who don't like the look of flame, please hit the "back" button now):


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Frank
 

Red Rocket

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Congrats Frank! You really brought out the character of that top with your superior pictures. Especially that last photo. There's a lot going on with that top! Beeuteefull
 
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Wow, that's one of the best tops ever! :salude
 
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axeman565758

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wow Frank....stunning...absolutely gorgeous.....this guitar belongs in the "They dont make them like they used to" file
Dave
 

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I hate you! Actually I glad to know it went to you where it will be well kept and treasured. GL
 

the399

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With all due respect. Not looking to split hairs Is this consider Flame or Quilt, or kinda in between ?
 

Zoomer

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Congrats Frank !!!

That is by far the best Quilt top paul I have EVER EVER seen !!

OMG !! OMG !! OMG !!
 

pinefd

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Thanks so much for all the nice comments, guys!

I find it interesting that some of you refer to it as a quilt top. It's a very complex top for sure. When the light source is coming from the knob side, as in the case of the top 6 photos, to me it looks like a wild flametop. When the light source is coming from the other side, it definitely does take on more of a quilt top vibe. Whatever it is, though, I'm very happy with it.

And yes, Mike, I'll take very good care of it...I promise! :)


Frank
 
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