Help with some T-Tops

Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by KV242, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Mayuiers

    Mayuiers V.I.P. Member

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    Check out this link...

    http://www.lashingguitars.com/art-fakepaf.html

    It gives specific examples (including dimensions) of what authentic decals should look like and the errors often found on fake decals.

    The link describes the proper type of braided shielding wire, too.
     
  2. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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    I am concerned. You think I should cancel the purchase?


    UPDATE: Decided not to take any chances. After doing many comparisons of the stickers, I agree that it does not look original or correct. I have requested a refund. Thanks for the good eyes and pointing this out. Much appreciated boys! The hunt continues...



    UPDATE: Refund received. He said that he got the pickup form a "well known vintage dealer", but wouldn't provide the name. And frankly I don't care. He has good ratings on reverb and bay, so I don't believe the guy is a scammer. But a red flag is a red flag, and I just prefer to stay away when I see red flags. Thanks again for the heads up guys. I truly appreciate it!
     
  3. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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  4. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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    Wanna sell em? lol

    I looked at the link Mayuiers posted, as well as googled sticker t-tops for images and looked at a dozen or so examples there. The differences are obvious, now that I know what to look at.
     
  5. Mayuiers

    Mayuiers V.I.P. Member

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    I'm glad that you were able to avoid what might have been a sad outcome.

    Helping one another out is what makes this forum one of the best.

    I can't count the times others have stepped forward to gently share their knowledge and advice with me.

    Good luck with your search!!
     
  6. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :laugh2::laugh2:

    But seriously, (wipes eyes), these guys ARE the best I've seen. Still amazed by what they know, even the obscure stuff! :shock:

    Yeah, this Forum is pretty amazing!

    Everything from propellers to pickups and everything in between! :thumb:
     
  7. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    He's either a scammer, or he has such limited knowledge that he shouldn't be selling vintage pups.
     
  8. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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    I find that most people have limited knowledge and shouldn't be doing what they are doing. More and more this seems like the norm these days. Those that actually have the knowledge and know what they're doing seem to be getting rarer and rarer.
     
  9. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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  10. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    looks like the wiring has been changed on the top one???
     
  11. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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    I noticed that too. Not sure what to make of it. Whether it's original, a changed lead or just a sleeve over the original lead. Seller says he pulled them from his own '76 Custom, and keeping the covers to maintain the original look of his guitar.
     
  12. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    Rewired to be split-able or tap-able?
     
  13. KV242

    KV242 Junior Member

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    So check out this guy on ebay: http://www.ebay.ca/usr/my3rdjob2011?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

    He is selling a number of T-Top pickups, 4 of them he has listed as 60's T-Tops, which clearly have stamped baseplates. 1974 or later, right? I wonder how much of this guy's stuff is misrepresented and how many people he rips off. The worst part, he probably gets away with it!


    UPDATE:
    I've communicated with the seller. He acknowledges that they could be inaccurate. His son did the listings, so he doesn't know. I just don't want someone to buy something that isn't what they think it is.
     

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