FAQ: Norlin identification 1970-1975

Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by dwagar, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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  2. 69 Goldtop

    69 Goldtop Senior Member

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    Yeah, thats another story.
    Looks like gibson on stamped on pot.:applause:
     
  3. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    And the small m&m caps :D
     
  4. Todd

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    Were any 1975 maple neck deluxes made in Kalamazoo? Were any transtenon necks made in Nashville?
     
  5. Progrocker111

    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    Yes, even post 1975/76.

    Havent seen them yet.
     
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    Was wondering if you experts could help me date my LesPaul.
    I have done a lot of digging and reading this thread. It should be 1970-72 by all indications.. not sure which one. Still abit confused..
    I bought it in 1983 from a friend that was gigging. I don't play electric much at all so it has been stored for years. But it does have lots of original wear. Tuners were replaced with Schalers back then also.

    Les Paul CUSTOM - Black Beauty

    Here is what evidence I have gathered:

    1) Stamped S/N 122577 w/ Stamped Made In USA on Headstock - indicates 1970-75

    2) Transitional Tenon - Indicates through 74 (and some 75's,76's)

    3) NECK - Maple or Mahogany ???not sure .. see pic
    through 1974 necks were mahogany, in 1975 they changed to maple.​

    4) POT Codes - But these codes say they were made in 38th week of 77 ... so must have been replacements...??
    Three of the Pots (Both Rhythm pots and Treble Tone control) are same pots. Numbers on them are
    CB9623
    1377738
    Treble Vol pot is different and unmarked. Not sure if that is normal?

    5) Pickups - Humbuckers with sticker with PATENT NO 2,737,842

    Here are several pics of it. Let me know if others are needed.

    http://s347.photobucket.com/user/globewalker/library/Guitar%20-%20Les%20Paul
    PW: guitarguest

    Also any advice as to whether I should leave it as is with all its blemishes or try to fix up as far as value goes?

    Thanks in advance for any opinions.
     
  7. DarrellV

    DarrellV Almost 1 Year old this month! Premium Member

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    Link says its password protected....
     
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    PW is listed under the link.
    Thanks
     
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    69 Goldtop Senior Member

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    sounds like a 73 74. post pics in the regular section.
     
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    I'm glad I read this. I was under the impression that my '72 BB was a maple neck, but the wood thats worn away looks like mahogany. I was going to start a thread about it. But now I see that it is mahogany.
     
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    Trying to put a date to my goldtop. Serial number 919598, no made in USA, dot over "I", small volute, three piece neck, pancake body with mis-aligned route in control cavity. haven't checked tenon. Really great player that is super resonant and not super heavy.
    Pot codes really hard to read...but think I see 13770..
    Thanks
    Rick
     
  13. 69 Goldtop

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    Late 1969-70
     
  14. Progrocker111

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    Early 1970 definitely. :)
     

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