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My two Goldtop Norlins

danocaster

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These two lovely Goldies are from the "bad" Norlin era but w/ some set-up love from Joey@ Gibson custom shop - they are both incredibly great lesters !! These are both leagues above the 5 Historics I've had. I almost declared "I'm not a Lester guy" until the '72 came around. The '73 was a more recent aquisition from LP forum member

I don't post often but have gleaned a ton of info from you guys - so I wanted to say thanks and show you my pair of GTs

'72 w/ early Dr Vs

'73 w/ Duncan P-90s ( soon to be Voodoos )

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Nihon Jim

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Gorgeous guitars! Put 'em in the same case and let 'em mate. The offspring would be tone beasts. :salude
 

rockabilly69

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Danocaster, those guitars look great!!! I love Goldtops, and can't wait till my R7 looks like yours. But no fake relicing, it has to come from playing it, which I do alot!

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I bet you a set of SHED p90's would sound great in that LP!!!! I have some in an LP Special, and the've got the raunch of my early 60's p90's.

listen here... http://soundclick.com/share?songid=6608365
 

Frutiger

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The one with the 'buckers is a stunner! I've really got to get me a goldtop!
 

wild.joz

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WOW, those look real good. I too dig the one with the humbuckers.
 
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Whiskeytown

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I love em' both! Take the pickguards off and they would be perfect. No sense in covering up that beautiful gold checking! (I can't stand pickguards on any Les Paul). I love Norlin Les Pauls. No "weight relief", "swiss cheese", or "chambering". One solid burnin' hunk of whoop ass!
 

guitarjoe

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LOVE the checking, both look like Tone Monsters! The only people who rag on Norlin era Pauls are those who haven't stumbled across a good one yet - keep looking, they ARE out there!

You sure you wanna swap out the P-90's? As you have 'em now you've got the best of both worlds & can go back & forth as the mood hits ya. As for the pickguards I say keep 'em on, to my eyes L.P.s just look incomplete without 'em. But hey, to each their own...
 

danocaster

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thanks Guys

The P-90s are STAYING in for sure. I may try some other brands ( just to see). I'm both a Voodoo and Lollar dealer so it would be fairly easy / cheap to try both sets. It certainly sounds great as-is

and the pickguards are going NOWHERE :peace2
 

zoommutt

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Great looking guitars!Cool checking.I understand you not wanting to take the pickguard off,but I did on my 77 Deluxe GT just to take a little bit of weight off.I noticed the diff.Are yours heavy?
 

PLarson

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Great looking guitars! I have taken off the pickguards on both my LP's. I think it looks good on a Goldtop, but I find it easier to play with it off. Also, most goldtops seems to have them on, so I wanted to be a little different. :wah
 

Black58

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LOVE that "daddy longlegs" crackle between the knobs! Don't happen 'cross distinctive checking every day! :applaude
 
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