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1974 LP Custom Top

civman1

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I have a 4 piece maple top on this LP. I know they are supposed to have 3 piece maple tops. A luthier friend of mine told me that Gibson had 3 and 4 piece maple tops on the early Norlin LPs. Does anyone know that to be factual?
 

Triplet

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Meh, here's one with 7.
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guitplayer

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I have a 4 piece maple top on this LP. I know they are supposed to have 3 piece maple tops. A luthier friend of mine told me that Gibson had 3 and 4 piece maple tops on the early Norlin LPs. Does anyone know that to be factual?
yes:photos
 

burstman59

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I've seen plenty of Norlin Les Pauls with 3,4,6,and even 7 pc tops but 3pc is probably the norm.
 

kharrison

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Welcome to the club, even better if it is a clownburst and it weighs 12lbs.
 

Progrocker111

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Most had 3 piece tops, but sometimes they had 5 or 7 too. I dont think it has influence on the tone.
 

guitplayer

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Yep, most 3 piece.
But here is a photo of my 74 stand. 2 piece center seam
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Slash1983

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Beautiful cherry burst. Doesn't matter how much pieces... The sound is more important!
 
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