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Unread 12-14-2009, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm watching Pawn Stars...

And A guy is wanting to sell his 1960 Les Paul Custom
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

It is a Norlin Custom!! Trying to be "pawned off" as a 1960!! Ha ha!!
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

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It is a Norlin Custom!! Trying to be "pawned off" as a 1960!! Ha ha!!
Smart thing to try

I edited the first post. I put Classic instead of Custom
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Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

Anyone watch Pawn Stars on the History Channel? It's about a father, son, and grandfather that own a pawn shop in Vegas. On today's show someone came in with what he thought was a 1960 LP, but they called in the "expert," and he verified it was a 1970-1974. Pretty cool show.
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

Missed that one, will have to check it out.
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

Man, I'd be sick. Poor guy thought he had a $25k guitar, found out it was 'only' worth $3.
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

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Man, I'd be sick. Poor guy thought he had a $25k guitar, found out it was 'only' worth $3.
yup, it would be a rude awakening if you thought you had a 1960 all along....
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

And even if it was real, it may be worth 25 grand, but that pawn shop's gonna give you 10k for it.
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

My wife and Daughter watched it and were telling me all about it when I woke up...
I miss all the good stuff..
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

Watched that as well. Ended up being a 70-74 Custom....Not quite what he thought he had. Glad that he decided to keep it. Wise choice.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

Blimey I thought this was a Bobbo thread for a minute..
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Re: Norlin on the show "Pawn Stars"

When I saw the headstock I suspected, but as soon as I saw me some pancake goodness I knew! Sucked for the guy, I hope he never payed 1960 prices for it.

I wouldn't sell it, and I'd play it till the neck came off!
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When I saw the headstock I suspected, but as soon as I saw me some pancake goodness I knew! Sucked for the guy, I hope he never payed 1960 prices for it.

I wouldn't sell it, and I'd play it till the neck came off!
Do you remember what bands the guy said he played with? He said he toured with Triumph, but I can't remember the other one.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

Saw it as well, something how that body split ha? Soon as I saw that I knew it wasn't a 60 like he claimed it was.
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Do you remember what bands the guy said he played with? He said he toured with Triumph, but I can't remember the other one.
Toto...
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

I knew what it was as soon as he opened the case. "This will not end well..", I told myself.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

That guy was never in Triumph...
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

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That guy was never in Triumph...
i don't think he said he was IN Triumph, I think he just said he toured with them,
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

Yeah, I guess he could've been in an opening band or whatever, but I refuse to believe there people that ignorant when it comes to Les Pauls.
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Yeah, I guess he could've been in an opening band or whatever, but I refuse to believe there people that ignorant when it comes to Les Pauls.
i hear you, but i know people that play the shit out of em, gig, etc... when it comes to doing a simple set-up, they don't have a clue

so the guy either thought he could get over on the PAWN dudes or he really is heart broken realizing now that his beloved 1960 Custom is really an early 70's model...

seems to me he probably didn't know, cuz that's awful bold of him to ask $25,000 for something he knew was fake. but with that said, i guess it takes all types...
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

It is just so difficult for me to believe that the dude has had the thing since at least the '80s and thought it was a '60 the whole time?!? It seems like he'd have learned differently somewhere in all those years..
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

that's a good point, you would have thought some where along the line some knowing guitar player would have said "hey sweet early 70's model dude" or something along those lines...
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

I used to love pawn shops until the internet f$$cked them up. I got a minty 1989 jtm45 for $500 before they started checking ebay.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

One thought, Randy Rhoads thought his Les Paul WAS a 1964. Information wasn't as available on these guitars, and getting is wasn't all that easy for how many years? In 1984 could you really tell that the Paul you bought was a 1968 or 1960? Did you know all the things to look for? Did you even CARE?

I honestly think he thought it was a 1960, and never really looked into it. When my friend, who's playing credentials are up there, got his hands on my Chery Sunburst and dated by the serial number he REALLY thought is was a 1967! I had to show him how to date the pots and the information out there.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

No, because I turned 8 years old in '84.
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One thought, Randy Rhoads thought his Les Paul WAS a 1964. Information wasn't as available on these guitars, and getting is wasn't all that easy for how many years? In 1984 could you really tell that the Paul you bought was a 1968 or 1960? Did you know all the things to look for? Did you even CARE?

I honestly think he thought it was a 1960, and never really looked into it. When my friend, who's playing credentials are up there, got his hands on my Chery Sunburst and dated by the serial number he REALLY thought is was a 1967! I had to show him how to date the pots and the information out there.
So did corey, of course the information was available to him.
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So did corey, of course the information was available to him.
relevance????

I'm just stating a different point of view, not everyone has adapted to all the information available on the internet on guitars. It's crazy all that's out there honestly, just 15 years ago most of what to MLP members as 'common knowledge' was not! Maybe someone who bought and sold instruments back then can correct me, but I think the average axe slinger, from novice to pro, didn't know the differences between a 1988 Les Paul Standard from a 1968 that was routed for the full 'buckers.

Chances are yeah, he wanted to sell his guitar and make as much as he could off it and tried to sell it as a 1960 custom, he took it to a damn pawn shop.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

If the guy supposedly doesn't know much about les Pauls then why did he want it to be a '60? He was "disapointed" when he was found out. How can you be a pro LP player and not know what a PAF or a volute is? I'm calling BS. They should have broken that thing over his head and threw him out the door.
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Re: I'm watching Pawn Stars...

Here's the full episode in case you missed it:

You could just skip to part 3/3 to get to it
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