A guitar is the kinda thing I don't want to buy unless I know what I am getting. Maybe you guys can help.

I have pretty much made up my mind to get a solid body les paul style from xaviere (guitar fetish.)

Some have quilt or figured tops. What exactly is this? It seems like the figured ones aren't flat, they have a shape to the front which is nice. What is a quilt? I googlegods disaproved of my requests.

Thanks once again, I love this site.
A figured top is just a top with (usually) flamed or quilted maple. This is just a pattern in the wood and has nothing to do with shape.
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Sorry for the big pic but this is a Quilt top.
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