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    70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    70's Les paul's have often been maligned ,just like 70's Fenders.The reason for this was because they were speced differently to their 50's ancestors.Big headstocks with 14 degree head angles,pancake bodies and the neck volute were the big sins.Yet they are still fantastic instruments.A lot of the music recorded in the 70's was made with these guitars. I have a 71 and love it.Forty years of wear may have done wonders for it,its neck is so comfortable and the tone is glorious. So lets celebrate the Norlins and show off our guitars.








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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Here is my 1972 Custom.

    Listen, just listen for a minute. The sustain, listen to it.
    Well I'm not hearing anything?
    You would though if it were playing!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Beatiful Custom.That is pure class.I had a White 90, I want another Custom.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    my '74:

    - Don

    Originally Posted by reswot
    A 50's Special is, IMO, the coolest guitar ever made.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    My latest acquisition - early 71 LP Custom, all original, nice condition and gorgeous cool classic rock sound. Im very very happy with this guitar. Im Norlin fan.

    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    '74 Standard, all original. We've got a lot o' miles and smiles together.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    my 75 custom and his 'old lost uncle' I scored this week (early 50's rossmeisl)


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    1970 Deluxe

    1979 The Paul Walnut (x3) 1978 The Paul Walnut (x1)

    1982 Custom Shop The Paul Firebrand Deluxe

    1971 "58" Reissue

    1970 SG Standard

    1971 SG Standard

    1972 Deluxe
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Customs,Bursts,P90's.Fantastic guitars being shown Gentlemen.I'm GASing for another Norlin. Heres another pic of my 71.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    my 2 Norlin Goldtops


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    '80 Standard, about as far away spec wise from a burst as you can get

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Here are my two Norlins, '71 SG Deluxe and '79 LP Deluxe as well as a slightly post-Norlin '89 U2

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    I love these guitars!
    "74 Custom on left, '76 Custom on right

    Last edited by JohnnyK; 05-02-10 at 06:42 PM.
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbuck View Post
    Wow, whats this?
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think it's an L5-S (?) Cool, but you don't see many in circulation.
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    A new picture of my '73 Deluxe with "Bigsby tracks" and goof hiders surrounding a set of Fralin P-90's, taken today.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Here's a really nice '77 Special in TV yellow.


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker111 View Post
    Wow, whats this?
    That's the guitar of my dreams. I just love the little point at the bottom of the 5-piece neck. Couldn't find one without the low impedance pickups, so I bought a Custom in '75 (3-piece maple neck).

    She's a real beauty, Humbuck!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    My '76 Custom (pictured with my '07 R9)
    They complement each other nicely.

    I have the "show signatures" box unchecked.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.



    '78 L-5S. Awesome axe!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    My '71 Custom...




    ...and my '76 Deluxe
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.



    'Nuther angle.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Humbuck View Post


    'Nuther angle.
    Man....that guitar is the shit

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    love em all...thanks guys..

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigsbyTracks View Post
    A new picture of my '73 Deluxe with "Bigsby tracks" and goof hiders surrounding a set of Fralin P-90's, taken today.

    Where did you get the Goof Hiders ? I need some for my Gold Top.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by marantz1300 View Post
    Where did you get the Goof Hiders ? I need some for my Gold Top.
    The goof hiders are original to the guitar, so I wouldn't know where to get another set aside from a vintage dealer, or fabricating them yourself.

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    I've never seen P90s used with goof-hiders before. That's not half bad. I suppose the close plastic color makes it work.
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Posted before but, here's my '76 Deluxe:



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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    '75 Custom:



    '78 Explorer:



    '78 RD Standard:


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    ok, here they are

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by okiegibson View Post
    '75 Custom:

    Cant be 75 Custom with dot over i in logo. The logo seems to be a 79 and later type.
    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by Progrocker111 View Post
    Cant be 75 Custom with dot over i in logo. The logo seems to be a 79 and later type.
    It's a '75 body with an '86 neck!

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    [QUOTE=John Vasco;2146041]Posted before but, here's my '76 Deluxe:



    Hey John (originally from Liverpool), your 'wrong sided' 1976 DeLuxe looks to be in amazing condition. Is it more or less in original trim? It looks to be, although I can't make out "DeLuxe" on the truss rod cover.

    I am patiently waiting to drive out to the West coast (British Columbia) next month, where I have a 'totally original' tobacco burst 'right sided' 1976 DeLuxe awaiting pick-up. Very excited I can tell you! I just hope it is nearly as good looking as yours appears to be.

    Thanks for sharing ......

    Tony (originally from Bolton, ...... and I have been in the old 'Cavern'. I was a good friend of the late Alan Caldwell, better known as Rory Storm ... of the Hurricanes. Perhaps you remember him - or knew of him? )

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Some more pics of my favourite all original early 71 LP Custom.







    My diagnosis is: Hiwatt and Norlinphilia


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    That is a great find, PR! Again - congrats!
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Well, if we're not limited to LP's only, here is my 71 Medallion Flying V.
    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j7...g?t=1272921461

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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.



    KRUSTY (clownburst) '78 Standard


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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyj View Post
    Hey John (originally from Liverpool), your 'wrong sided' 1976 DeLuxe looks to be in amazing condition. Is it more or less in original trim? It looks to be, although I can't make out "DeLuxe" on the truss rod cover.

    I am patiently waiting to drive out to the West coast (British Columbia) next month, where I have a 'totally original' tobacco burst 'right sided' 1976 DeLuxe awaiting pick-up. Very excited I can tell you! I just hope it is nearly as good looking as yours appears to be.

    Thanks for sharing ......

    Tony (originally from Bolton, ...... and I have been in the old 'Cavern'. I was a good friend of the late Alan Caldwell, better known as Rory Storm ... of the Hurricanes. Perhaps you remember him - or knew of him? )

    Top side of the body is a bit beat, but otherwise the body is in good shape. On cleans, this '76 Deluxe just blows away my '91 LP Custom. I was told by one of the most knowledgeable members on here that lefty Deluxes usually did not have 'Deluxe' on the truss rod cover, because the only ones made were 'righty' and at the time Gibson were averse to putting upside down things on their guitars.

    Rory Storm is a very well known name on the Merseyside music scene, as you can imagine.

    Hope your Deluxe turns out to be just fine.
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    Re: 70's Gibsons. Show off your Norlins.

    Here are my '73 LP Goldtop Deluxe and ES-335 with a few friends.

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