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Do we like 1974 Les Paul Customs?

Gibsonsg

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Is it true that the backplates of a 1974 custom are not flush with the body and stick a bit out? can't find any good pictures to see it ?
Can anyone take some pictures?
 

Grog

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I checked mine & sure enough the backplates were a little above the back. I never noticed that before………

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Gibsonsg

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I checked mine & sure enough the backplates were a little above the back. I never noticed that before………

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Y first i found it strange but now i know it' right ;) gone pickup a 1974 beauty this week :D!
Thank you for the pics and great answer!
 

Gene Conrad

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Here’s mine, a recently acquired 1973 Custom! It didn‘t have the original pickups or electronics so I could have some fun with it, and also had it refretted. This guitar has the most incredible sustain.

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This is one of them
Man, I dig that look. Double cream pickups on a black Custom.
 
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MCluer

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I know this thread is a bit old now, but when Early Norlin's are getting the praise they deserve, I'm all for chipping in. This is my faithful 1972 warhorse, still all original apart from a re-fret. Simply brilliant and sustains for a week!
 

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IMMUSICRULZ

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I know this thread is a bit old now, but when Early Norlin's are getting the praise they deserve, I'm all for chipping in. This is my faithful 1972 warhorse, still all original apart from a re-fret. Simply brilliant and sustains for a week!
A Black Beauty Les Paul and a Tele. You must search for the Holy Grail of good guitars, it seems.
 

talpa

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think bill kelliher [Mastodon] original #1 is a '74 20th in tobacco thru jcm800s

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talpa

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for metal or harder rock - are the stock '74 [era] pickups good/strong enough to cut, and still let my amps [early JCM, Fortin, Engl, Mesa Rev.F] do the heavy lifting ? prefer to let the amps lift vs. overwound p/u's.

gotta say that 70's tobacco look is the look, even over black/ebony - which is my #1 stage unit ['01 R68 custom authentic w/ throbaks]. old wood good.
 
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