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Hey MikeS and others, 30th Anniv. ??

BrianGWN

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Hey Mike S., and any other Norlin era gurus, what do you think is the value for this sort of thing?, 30th Annivery LP Goldtop from the earlier 1980s...
I remember hearing about this particular guitar a few years ago so I am confident it is legit. I recall the Kansas area dealer mentioned in the auction that once had that guitar would have been OverlandExpress.

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1500165915
 

1959burst

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i am no norlin genius but elliot easton had a lot of one off guitars made by gibson, but for what this will sell for i'd rather have a historic 57........just my 2cents.
 

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I paid $1,550 for mine a few years ago and it is dead mint, never been touched (except by me). I've seen them selling in this price range. Mine has a one piece mahogany neck (some had three piece necks). It plays well and has nice tone. It is a bit on the heavy side. I don't know how much "value" would be attached to this being a lefty and owned by Elliott, but not much in my book.
 
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BrianGWN

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Thanks 59B and Mike.
1959B, yeah I've heard various reports of the plethera of Elliot one-offs that he managed to get made for him. As to that 30th anniversary guitar, there is likely at least one significant difference from a '57 reissue. If it really was made for Elliot I expect it would have a neck on the slim side, apparently Elliot preferred them that way. I have another beast that was apparently made for him as well, a '60 reissue style LP made in the later 80s, and it has possibly the skinniest neck I've ever come across in a Gibson LP... ;)
 
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