New Norlin '78 White (now yellow) LPC Day

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  1. Fordman65

    Fordman65 Senior Member

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    Recently rejoined the Norlin club with this '78 LPC. Guitar is in fantastic condition. Came with a decent norlin, period correct case. Plays very well. Correct me please, but I recall reading that '78 was the return of the non-pancake body?

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  2. DarrellV

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

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    Really Nice! Man, the guys in here are gonna love this!:thumb:
     
  3. ht-57

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    Gr8 axe man!

    yes I believe u r correct , they went to a two piece body as I understand it. but that also could be the early onset of Dementia speaking as well
    Did it have the tin cover of the controls?
     
  4. Kris Ford

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    Nop
    Nope, it was single piece back for a long time..(should have tin..)
     
  5. Eternal Scar

    Eternal Scar Senior Member

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    Awesome! I love my 78!
     
  6. Dick Banks

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    So that guitar was once white, and aged to that beautiful yellow hue? And people say there is no God... :)
     
  7. 1981 LPC

    1981 LPC Senior Member

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    Nice Custom.

    But tell us about the 65 Ford. Galaxie? :fingersx:
     
  8. gball

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    I'm still trying to figure that out exactly. I bought a '77 brand new in 1977 that was this same (or very similar) color. It was from the factory like that, did not start out white: The binding was pure white and it was exactly this same color in the cavities, so it was definitely not yellowed clear lacquer. The store I bought it from (Bill's Music House in Catonsville, MD) listed the color as "blonde" on the tags and receipt. Yet, I have never seen this listed anywhere as a standard thing for Gibson's of that era and everyone always assumed it was a yellowed white guitar, which the OP's probably is, and wow is that is a nice Custom. I am a little jealous.
     
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    One piece back? Wow my 78 is gittin mo, better by the post!
     
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  10. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    That is very interesting info indeed!
     
  11. Progrocker111

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    Nice one, Kalamazoo made. :dude:
     
  12. gball

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    It was like the 2011 I found online:

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    You can see that the binding is pure white, so it is the paint color (the post called it Cream) that is off white/yellowish. I probably have pics somewhere of that guitar from when I first got it but they would be Polaroids so probably suck.
     
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  13. HardCore Troubadour

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    78 was a GOOD year!
     
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    Congratulations!!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Got a '78 LP Custom, too, but in wine red and in VERY good condition, too. Enjoy that sweet Norlin LPC!!! :thumb:

    HNGD!!! :dude:
     
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    A 2011
    A 2011 LP Classic Custom with the torrefied maple fret board.
     
  16. Kris Ford

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    2011 and 1978 are 2 different beasts..
     
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  18. gball

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    Used for illustration purposes only
     
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    Gotcha. I just meant the color in general..but I see your point.
    They DID smoke a LOT then..possible it yellowed some BEFORE it was sold..
     
  20. gball

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    I suppose anything is possible (it WAS the '70's after all), but that shop kept all of the new guitars behind glass and I am pretty sure no smoking inside. Besides, that would have yellowed the binding along with the rest of it and that wasn't the case. I also dinged and dented the living crap out of that guitar gigging it for a lot of years and I can tell you that paint was that color all the way through.
     

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