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    Les Paul Forum Member guitplayer's Avatar
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    2 piece top early 70`s

    Just a little curious of how many maybe out there.
    Post them if you got one. Customs deluxe ,standard.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    VERY nice!
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    VERY nice!
    And very rare!

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    There are a few. My latest one I play frequently(P-90). had 1 other and sold it.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s


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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    That wacky tobaccy Deluxe makes me moist!!

    Are all these yours, guitarplayer? If so, WOWZERS!!!!
    Just another grumpy, gimpy, grizzled geezer, gettin' on the goodfoot!

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Just the top 3

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    In post #4 is that a mini hum under that soap bar cover?

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Its a double humbucker under P-90 cover.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    There are some, most from 74. I have had one 74 Custom with nicely matched 2 piece top.

    Interesting is, that i have never seen a pre 74 one yet. Most 5 or 7 piece tops are from 74 on the other side too.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122

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    Les Paul Forum Member guitplayer's Avatar
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    +1. Dude you are right on!!!

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    This one pot dates to 1st week 1974.

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    There are a few. My latest one I play frequently(P-90). had 1 other and sold it.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    1 other with embossed pickups.


    1 from before. Post #1. Really cool guitar. With a nice neck profile. 100% original

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    2 things. Really was on the fence with the sound of the HB under P-90.
    The look also was ...discerning. I had an extra Dunc. SP-90 1B and looks +
    sounds fine.






    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    There are a few. My latest one I play frequently(P-90). had 1 other and sold it.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    2 things. Really was on the fence with the sound of the HB under P-90.
    The look also was ...discerning. I had an extra Dunc. SP-90 1B and looks +
    sounds fine.

    Looks great brother!!
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    Gorgeous !!!

    There is no such thing as too much flame !!!

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomer View Post
    Gorgeous !!!
    Yes!
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Yeah, that was one I regret selling. Under 9lbs too!

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    The 1973 Norlin I just bought has a two piece top but it's not a centre seam.


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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    No ,thats a 3 piece top. Second seam is same place ,
    opposite side of guitar.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    And on the opposite end of the spectrum..here's ol Lucky 7..'74 factory HB Deluxe made from SEVEN pieces..
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    That is amazing. The few 7 piecers. Only seen a handfull.
    Can`t help but think that should have a solid color.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Right?

    Seems like it should got covered in gold IMO.
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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    Exactly whatI would have thought but I just don't see a seam. Even under a bright light and looking at an angle....I'm just not seeing a seam there.

    If if there is one, they sure hid it well.








    Quote Originally Posted by guitplayer View Post
    No ,thats a 3 piece top. Second seam is same place ,
    opposite side of guitar.

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    Re: 2 piece top early 70`s

    I think think that top looks pretty cool!




    Quote Originally Posted by Kris Ford View Post
    And on the opposite end of the spectrum..here's ol Lucky 7..'74 factory HB Deluxe made from SEVEN pieces..

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