Do The Al 3010 Se's Really Have Maple Caps?

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  1. PsychoCid

    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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    Interesting idea. Now you're thinking like a factory. How do we use up parts we've bought leftover from other runs...and make money from 'em.
     
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    Has everyone forgotten the AL2000 unfinished guitars? I want to say they went about $199? He finally blew em out at $130 ish? Someone onf AGF bought the final one. I think he's still sitting on it.

    It looks like a nice project base, if you're capable of a good finish. With a decent rig/skills someone could make one pretty bad ass I think. I wouldn't do $325 tho. It has abologne inlays too. dUrp.
     
  3. PsychoCid

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    Was that like a decade ago??

    Last time husks were available, I remember them being up near the price of a new guitar and us all complaining about it back then too.
     

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    Not counting the veneer top, do the regular 3010se's have a mahogany full cap over a mahogany body slab(two visible layers, like this guitar has), or is it just one thick mahogany slab under the veneer in regular 3010se's ?

    If its the latter, then this is likely a 3100M body with 3010se neck.
     
  5. PsychoCid

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    Hm....that would seem crazy expensive to make a single slab body with no cap at all, hog maple or otherwise.

    Have we seen that done with Agile or elsewhere before?
     
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    I dont have any AL's any more. Did have one 3010, rest were "M" models.
    I'll look for an old picture,

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    I think you are right. old pic of pup cavity does look like there's a seam between two redish wood layers.

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    I seem to remember the last batch showing up on the site maybe 4-5 yrs ago? They sit for a long time as I recall. I wish I could remember who bought the final one. It might have been a blem. He did chime into a thread once talking about it.
     
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    3010SE's aren't supposed to have a full maple cap.

    Some 3000 series have a full maple cap of *plain* maple that has an additional 1/16th" veneer on top of that. And a very few 3000 series have a real full thickness figured maple cap.
     
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    The 3010SEs have a thicker body than the current 3100MCC/3200MCCs (about 2" vs. 1 3/4") and I can't really tell from the one side shot angle pic on the product page what the unfinished one is. I also suspect that the 3010SEs come from a different source than the 3100/3200s. For one, the CSBF finishes are different. I think this might have also been the case earlier with AL-2000/2500s and Al-3xxxs. The gold top finishes on those are different too (the 2000/2500 GTs had that greenish hue, the 3xxx ones did not). I can't imagine there would be different specs for the same paint at the same factory...
     
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    Imo. Doesn't look to be obviously maple, but it's hard to be 100% sure of anything from this view alone. All I know is the maple cap on my AL3000m looks very bright inside the cavity compared to the body wood.

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