NGD plus 2 - 73 Deluxe

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  1. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    Got more pics and a little backstory to come, but right now I got to run some errands.
     
  2. Jeremiah

    Jeremiah The Worst Premium Member

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    gotta love a well worn Goldie
     
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  3. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    shweeeet
     
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    1981 LPC Senior Member

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    Indeeeeed
     
  6. grumphh

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    Doesn't say '73 to me ....

    ...going by the logo it is earlier ;)
    What does it sound like with those pickups????
     
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    slug_maine Senior Member

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    What about the logo says that? It's not as white as it looks in that pic, it's got a lot of the gold missing but about a thyird of it is still there. The pickups are supposed to be Duncans, I'm going to have to pull them to check because I'm liking them a lot and I never liked p90's, got rid of 2 previous guitars I had because I couldn't get along with them. I had planned on putting an old set of Gibson minis I got hanging around in it but these p90's are changing my mind.
     
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    Looks like it could be '73 to me. Earlier LPs had the gold silkscreen closer to the pearl inlay. Nice goldie - love the honest wear and patina. Anxious to hear what P-90s are in there. Nice score and congrats on your Norlin NGD!
     
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    The font/shape of the logo looks more like the '71/72 type - i believe that around '72/'73 the logo changed to this:
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    As for the pickups, who cares what name is on them if they sound good? :)

    Personally i have only limited experience with mini humbuckers, but the little i have heard of them (in guitars i owned/own) makes me believe that P-90's might be the best choice if you don't want to route the guitar (which you don't want to do *makes Jedi gesture*).
     
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    jojo Senior Member

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    Cool guitar
     
  11. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    I'm certainly no expert on identifying years by logos, seller said 73 and it has a 6 digit serial# beginning with a 0, which from what I can find out makes it a 73. If you like honest wear, I'll have to post up a pic of the case, it belonged to a guy that toured the country in different bands and the case shows it, I'll remove some of the bad duct tape job first.
     
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    slug_maine Senior Member

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    I just like to know. I am sticking with the P90's, much to my surprise, not being a p90 fan.
     
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    ToneasaurusRex Silver Supporter

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    This is how I feel! That is a sweet, sweet, guitar.

    Well made, well finished, well worn. Happy NGD!!!
     
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    Nice! Congrats, HNGTD :jam: and play her in good health!
     
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    judson Senior Member

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    looks great, honest wear and tear

    you could check the pot dates and pull the pups to check

    but you could just play the hell out of it and enjoy it...gold fever is contagious! :yesway:
     
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    Very cool one with wear and full of MOJO. :) First digit in serial number is?

    Seems like early to mid 73 to me...
     
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    Handsome guit. Make 'er sing!
     
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    Looks like it was played the hell put of
     
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    Never saw a deluxe with 1st number 0
     
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    slug_maine Senior Member

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    According to this, six digit beginning with zero would be a 73.

    http://archive.gibson.com/Files/downloads/bluebook/GibsonSERIALNUMBERS.pdf

    Year(s) Approximate Series Manufacture 1970, 1971, and 1972 100000s, 600000s, 700000s, 900000s 1973 000001s, 100000s, 200000s, 800000s and a few “A” + 6 digit numbers
     

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