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I hate acoustics where the two halves of the top don't match in colour.

Hate that.

How do you feel about it?

I would never buy a guitar that looks like this
 

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They should sunburst or paint these...
I have some clear, some brownish colored.
 

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It's because (most) decent tops are two piece bookmatched. When you slice the board in two down the middle and fold it open to get your top layout, the grain on either side of the centre-line can be sort of running in opposite directions from one side to the other, so the light refracts off each side differently. I guess the precise grain orientation of that particular board will impact the degree of the effect more or less. Probably a perfectly quartered piece of wood without any runout (the ideal) is not going to show much difference in light refraction one side to the other, and a board with more runout will show more (not 100% on that last bit, but I think that's how it works).
 

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I'm not a fan of it either, my J45 has a bit of that when you catch it at the right light. It bothered me until I played it and there was no way I was sending it back then.
 

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I sold this one off for various reasons the least of which was the top but never the less for the bucks you'd think Martin could at least match the two pieces.

 

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It's like Halle Berry's boobs. Some find them "lopsided".

It's natural, and I'm pretty sure I could live with it. :cool:
 
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LOL

I don't know what I find more off-putting, Halle's hairy chest or her beard. It's amazeballs what CGI can do these days, 'cause she looks much hotter in her films.
 
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