Last edited by Grog; 04-21-17 at 01:40 PM.
Early 70s Les Pauls prices have gone up significantly, especially here in Europe. Nowadays its nearly impossible to find early 70s Custom in good original condition under 4000 EUR (4400 $). 70 and 71 Customs are even more expensive. Deluxes are a bit cheaper, but even by tehm its the same tendency.
And btw., those minihumbuckers can sound killer, i really like these pickups.
Here is 73 Deluxe through 72 Hiwatt DR103, fully cranked. By no means shrill or thin sounding...
My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia
1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1972 Hiwatt DR103, 1972 Hiwatt SE4122