#1
I've been researching some PRS models and I've heard a lot of talk about a "10 top"...I couldn't find anything through google/wikipedia and I searched it here and couldn't find anything...

So what is a ten top?

Also, how well do PRS custom 24s handle downtuning? I have a floyd on my guitar now and can't go below Drop C# without adjusting everything.
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#2
It means its a great AAAAA piece of figured maple. Also they handle drop tunings fine, but your floyd should be able to go down anything, but a half step without needing everything to be adjusted.
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#3
Between The Buried And Me use a PRS custom 24 in C# standard, and it works fine for them. Sounds brilliant.
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#4
If I tune below drop C# I have to adjust the spring tension. If I went and put my guitar in C standard right now it would have so many dead frets it's retarded. Frets 12 and up wouldn't even be usable.
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#5
I use a floyd and I am in C# standard, I use 14-56s and had to put 2 extra tremolo springs on, I currently have 5 tremolo springs on it. I would probably put more springs on if you aren't getting enough tension.
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#6
I need less springs if anything. As I tune down the bridge goes deeper into the body of my guitar even with thicker gauged strings
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Quote by alternitivebass
It means its a great AAAAA piece of figured maple.


Not exactly. . .

IMHO:

Private Stock = AAAAA
Artist = AAAA
10 Top = AAA
regular PRS = AA

You can see a big difference between Artist and 10 Top, and a big difference between 10 Top on regular PRS.

With PRS, you get what you pay for!
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^ correct

Also on another note, I wouldn't reccommend you drop tune on a PRS. Thats just ruining the sound of a custom 24 in my opinion.
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Quote by jcoley2
Not exactly. . .

IMHO:

Private Stock = AAAAA
Artist = AAAA
10 Top = AAA
regular PRS = AA

You can see a big difference between Artist and 10 Top, and a big difference between 10 Top on regular PRS.

With PRS, you get what you pay for!

+1

Although it isn't a standardized system so sometimes you'll stuff rated as a ten top that doesn't look like it should and see the opposite.