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Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by Moby Dick, Feb 23, 2018.
Well I think I can safely say....we’ve successfully hi jacked and derailed another thread!!
Sorry op...but with @DarrellV and @mudface involved it inevitable!!
My apologies as well
I love learning about the minutiae of the les paul.
I am going to see if they are open to offers on the ‘82.
It just was listed this week so probably not.
At the price they are asking, I don’t feel any urgency in spite of how gorgeous I think it is.
I still have my 2003 to keep me company until I find the one I can’t do without.
Is this guitar on eBay, reverb, or some other auction @Moby Dick? I’m just wondering if you have an opportunity to play it or not!
It’s on guitar centers used vintage listings(I just showed my hand!).
I cannot play it because it’s in New York and I’m in Detroit.
I could buy it and return it due to their liberal return policy but I prefer not to do that unless I am 100% I want the guitar(which I do want it but I’m actually looking for a custom but was distracted by this beauty).
So that’s my personal struggle.
Please someone else buy it in case the lower the price and I can’t resist!
Hey @craigeymac...in this pic of your 80 and 87 Custom headstocks...besides the 87 having pointer wings, is the headstock slightly taller and a bit narrower? It kind of looks like it in the pic, and the ‘split diamonds’ are definitely in a different position compared to each other.
Various Headstocks from '79 thru '83
A Deadmint 1982 CAR Standard Custom Pro
I dont know mate, ive only ever noticed the pointier on the 87. I have noticed logos and stuff in different locations etc on other models, all i will say is do your homework and if its genuine it doesnt matter how the logo looks
IMG_1593 2 by Sharp posted Feb 25, 2018 at 2:26 PM
this is my '82 custom in yellow sparkle. I bought it locally a little while ago. sorry for the crappy photo. It has a three pc. maple neck (i'm kind of assuming that), schaller winding tuners. Shaw pups and no-hole bridge. It weighs in the 10.5-11 pound range. It's in great shape and plays really well. No volute and has the same finish on the entire backside.
Oh I’m not in the market for another LP right now....I was just curious about the slight differences, and I noticed the split diamond on your two.
It looks like my 82 split diamond is much closer to your 80 than your 87. I just find this stuff interesting.
Ok @mudface...whose 82 CAR Standard is that...that you posted earlier? That looks great!! It’s even got the flat top bridge that @DarrellV is looking for!
It's from an ad by Guitarpoint,....there's no telling how old that pic is......been on the web a while.
Now that is super cool!!....Very nice...
Thanks mudface, it's been interesting finding out about these early '80's lps. It's stock and really well put together.
I have alway thought that this was a very interesting period for Gibson Les Pauls and I'm always keeping a lookout for another addition of one of these fine instruments
I also try to encourage others like @cherrysunburst00 to pick one of these up while they're still reasonably affordable. Some don't know what they're missing.
So I just got a message from an employee of the guitar center that has this ‘82 Standard for sale.
I asked him to weigh it for me on a postal scale.
He said it’s 9.4lbs
Thats pretty darn good for a non-weight relief norlin.
Heck, that’s a couple ounces lighter than my ‘03 Standard.
This is getting too much to resist.
Go get it champ!
Also here's a pic of my headstock
I second that!^^^
i'D really LIKE BETTER PICTURES OF THAT WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE, PLZ! Ooops, caps lock!
When I first spotted mine in 82-83 I remember seeing those gold speed winders on a white sparkle custom. That's where I first found out about them, and that they were a 'custom' thing.
But there was no way I could afford the extra for a custom at that point. I couldn't even afford the Standard!
So I'm wondering if the finish has yellowed and it used to be white sparkle underneath!
That would be like deja vue for me, as I haven't seen one like it since...
Other than @crazytrain513 's Swiss Miss... But please, don't make me go there!!!