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Quick 1979 Gibson Factory vid… Norlin Era

jb_abides

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@Strings Jr. FYI.

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I don't think I've seen that rotating top carver prior; everything else looks like the tried and true.

Burst sprayer, man they weren't nuanced in that era. I guess it was the style more so than the skills as he looked capable of doing a more subtle job...?
 

Strings Jr.

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@Strings Jr. FYI.

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I don't think I've seen that rotating top carver prior; everything else looks like the tried and true.

Burst sprayer, man they weren't nuanced in that era. I guess it was the style more so than the skills as he looked capable of doing a more subtle job...?
Thanks for sharing! It was a different world at Gibson back then. Thought I might get a glimpse of myself or my Dad, but I didn't. I did see some old friends though. Good memories!! Thanks again!
 

Ed Driscoll

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If I'm remembering correctly, Les's guitar duel with Jeff Beck, introduced by Billy Squier, was part of that same Night Flight episode:

 
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Love the shifting bed with the large belt sander running overtop to finish the top of the body. That would be quick and easy. Just curious if the date on this thing is correct? All the guitars they show at the end are early 70's.
 
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