Whilst playing my g2420t and marvelling once again at the very low action attainable on this beauty, I began to ponder the construction of it. The top, of course, is a 5 ply. And I began to wonder why. I would think it would be a cost saving measure for Gretsch to make all of their guitars with a 3 ply top. Or is it a ploy to get the consumer to upgrade - something to the effect of "If you want a really resonant top, you'll have to spend the big bucks for a pro-line."?