As such, the term "10 Top" refers to specimens of maple with distinctive and notable figure, as opposed to a specific grade of timber.
PRS guitars with a "10 Top" feature a written or stamped "10" on the upper right headstock (when viewed from behind).
A special section highlights the company's famed use of highly patterned maple woods, displaying the most stunning "flame-top" and "quilt-top" examples.
This definitive book also provides an absorbing photo-essay on the making of a PRS guitar, plus specifications for identifying and dating PRS instruments.
Smith set up a partnership with his wife Barbara and businessman Warren Esanu, and set up a factory in Virginia Avenue, Annapolis.If you wish to know more about your guitar, please include a photo and any specific questions you may have through Customer Service. Your guitar's serial number is found inside the sound hole and up sharply towards the neck block (see example on the right).First generation 03 Series serial numbers may also be ink stamped on a white label.The bird inlays feature representations of the following species; peregrine falcon (3rd fret), marsh hawk (5th fret), ruby throated hummingbird (7th fret), common tern (9th fret), Coopers hawk (12th fret), kite (15th fret), sparrow (17th fret), storm petrel (19th fret), a landing hawk (21st fret) and a screech owl on a branch (24-fret models only).20th and 25th anniversary edition production models feature updated and stylized versions of this standard inlay.