7 Piece Top...Thoughts?

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  1. Pauley

    Pauley Member

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    I just purchased this 7 piece top 74 Deluxe, how unusual is this? I've not seen one, it plays great, new fretjob. Not the greatest pic, there is a seem right along the far right vol/tone knobs and the same place on the left side.[​IMG]
     

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  2. Cyclave

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    That's a new sight for me.

    You better put a p90 in the neck.
     
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  3. __HM__

    __HM__ Senior Member

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    That is one TINY picture. That could be AAAA flame maple, as far as I can see.
     
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  4. Shadowplayer

    Shadowplayer Senior Member

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    could you post a bigger pic. I see a lot of stripes, but nothing close
     
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    Pic is small, but can still make out the pieces. This is only the 3rd one i've ever seen!
     
  6. Pauley

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    I will get better pics on when my wife gets home:confused:
     
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    Jezzz...something like that should have been sprayed a solid color.. Its nice but and all but 7 pieces...
     
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    Can't be worse than a quilt or AAA flames?
     
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  9. GammyBird

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    Was it a refinish I wonder? Maybe it was a solid top in a former life.
     
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    Why do people say shit like this? Do you really think that's likely?

    Do you think it's more reasonable that the factory did this or that some person actually took the time to cut the top off a Norlin, glue together 7 pieces of wood, glue them onto the body, shape the new top, put binding on it and then paint it like a real Norlin?
     
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  11. Shadowplayer

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    yes
     
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  12. GibsonMarshallGuy

    GibsonMarshallGuy Senior Member

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    Pls use photobucket.com
     
  13. Roman4405

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    Could it have been a solid color that someone sanded down and refinished?

    I don't know, I can't see it because of the little pic and I'm on my phone but cangrats.
     
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    Honestly, I love it. I love guitars that are weird with their tops. While a 1 or 2 piece top can be beautiful I love seeing weird ones - I have a 6 string bass that has at least 5 pieces that make up the body. One is a tiny piece just right of the vol/tone. But it makes it fun!
     
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  15. patsanger

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    After zooming in it does look like a lot of pretty nice pieces of wood. It may have been a one off that a factory worker did or it might have been a test if they are all cut uniquely. The sunburst looks right for the years and I doubt someone would strip it and then repaint it with a period correct burst.
     
  16. sangandongo

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    Norlin era shit was quirky as hell. Nothing really surprises me anymore. Not even 7 piece tops.
     
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  17. FUS44

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    Because it's likely true. GIBSON, you would hope, would cover that with a solid color. I highly doubt the poster was suggesting that it was Pergoed aftermarket........
     
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  18. Thumpalumpacus

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    I can clearly count nine pieces in that photo.
     
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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Nice... I like it....
     
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    ehb Chief Discombobulator Premium Member

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    Some are just jealous because you got more than they did....

    :lol:
     
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