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What Do You Call My 1975 Maple LPC?

Drak

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I have a Norlin-era 1975-76 LPC that's one of the Maple neck/Maple fretboard models.

I can't figure out what kind of search terms to use to look up any threads on these, is there a slang term commonly used for this version that would help me search for threads discussing these?

Thanks!

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wernerg

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Gorgeous! That's what I call it. I have one just like it.

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PatentAppliedFor

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If you search the word "Custom" here in the Sunburst Pub area, you should find a ton of threads about LPC's
 

Gibsonian

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I'd search with "custom maple board 1975", then "...1976", then "...1977" and on. A lot of non-50's Customs have a maple body top (and neck), so without the word "board" and a year you'll pull up too many irrelevant threads.

Nice axe!
 

stevek

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I usually call them "heavy" :)

I've never seen one in that sort of condition here in Malaysia. Any that have survived are usually in a sorry state, badly repaired headstock breaks, beaten up from 30+ years of gigging in smoky pubs, etc.
 

doodman

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To answer the original question of, "What do you call it?"- does Blonde Custom sound right?
 

J.D.

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"Norlin" Les Paul Custom LOL

All joking aside these are nice harder rock/metal guitars :jim
 

Drak

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Thanks guys.

The terms I would think of (some mentioned) would be Norlin and maple board, but with the new roasted board thing going on, most threads I found under maple board were new threads.

The 1975/1976 is a good idea, I guess it's just not cut and dry no matter how you look at it.

BTW, I bought this guitar in 1986 and have had it over 25 years, and suck tho it does, it did drop off the stand about 4 years ago, did a backwards head-butt with the carpet, and suffered a headstock break, but it broke extremely cleanly and didn't completely separate all the way, and I'm a backyard luthier of sorts anyway, so I was able to repair the break pretty cleanly, I think the repair is pretty easy on the eyes compared to some headstock repairs I've seen out there.

Still blows to an extent since it will affect the resale value of it someday, but for a headstock repair, I don't think one could ask for a cleaner repair, especially working with a clear finish.

Oh well, that's what happens when you play 'em and don't keep 'em behind glass, eh? :dude:

Thanks so far!

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Kris Ford

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Nice clean repair man! It musta smacked hard to snap a 3 piece maple neck with a volute!!! Oooff! You did a great job with the fix too. Looking forward to more contributions as well. I'd own that Custom in a heartbeat, and would rip some acid rock/proto-metal with my JMP anyday!:dude:
BTW, this is a maple board I can dig! LOL:rofl
 

Leña_Costoso

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The maple customs... a unique item for sure... pretty guitars they are.

I always like "The Les Paul" white and ebony customs... they were an item too.
 

Tom Wittrock

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A lot of non-50's Customs have a maple body top (and neck), so without the word "board" and a year you'll pull up too many irrelevant thread.

They didn't make Les Paul Customs in the 50s with maple tops. :ganz
 

Tom Wittrock

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Drak, why the confusion over the date?
What's your serial number? With that we can easily determine the date. Please post a photo of the serial number.
 

Drak

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Drak, why the confusion over the date?

Laziness more than anything I think...:rofl

I thought it was a '75 at first, then I think I checked the pots and found '76, but that was years ago and I couldn't remember for damn certain sure one way or the other.

PS, unfortunately, there was a cement floor under that carpet, but the carpet saved any further damage from happening I think..
 

PatentAppliedFor

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Laziness more than anything I think...:rofl

I thought it was a '75 at first, then I think I checked the pots and found '76, but that was years ago and I couldn't remember for damn certain sure one way or the other.

PS, unfortunately, there was a cement floor under that carpet, but the carpet saved any further damage from happening I think..

Did the carpet rub off the SN? :2cool
 
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