NGD..Score!..'77 BB Custom

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  1. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    217.JPG 219.JPG 220.JPG 205.JPG 207.JPG 211.JPG 210.JPG 223.JPG I have just picked up 1977 Custom, not mint....a little worn....but it is completely original. The very best part of this instrument,.....it's a freak'n tone monster!!...I plug it into my set up and BLAM! I got Paul Kossoff tone blasting at me............AWESOME!..............oh, did i tell you the best part?.....It only weighs 8.5 lbs (yes pounds... not kilos). Anyways here some pics...............
     

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  2. 1all's Pub

    1all's Pub Senior Member

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    WOW! And a tone monster AND lightweight!! Massive score! :D Congrats and HNGD!!!!!
     
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  3. jc2000

    jc2000 Senior Member

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    Nice ! Congrats.
     
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  4. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Thank you gents, :cheers: I seem to have a great love for these late '70s customs, i used to have a similar '79 BB but i gave it to my nephew as he is a aspiring guitar player himself. So this makes a great replacement.
     
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  5. HardCore Troubadour

    HardCore Troubadour Senior Member

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    it is awesome Bro!!
     
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    Who I'm back. Back in the New York groove.

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    That's a stunner! Nice!
     
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    Happy NGD! That's a great find!
     
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  8. JonCanfield

    JonCanfield Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    HNGD!!
     
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  9. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    You're a bunch of awesome guys!....thank you:cheers:
     

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    Very Nice!
    HNGD :applause:
     
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  11. Gibsonrocknroll

    Gibsonrocknroll Senior Member

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    Nice congrats.
     
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    Most triumphant acquisition! Congrats:thumb:
     
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  13. scozz

    scozz Senior Member

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    Beautiful !! Congrats @mudface!! :thumb:

    That BB looks gorgeous...and I'm sure it sounds killer as you say. One thing though...small thing...I think it would've come stock with a cream switch tip if I'm not mistaken?
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    Thank you Scozz, good eye. I have actually seen them with either one, my '79 had a cream tip, my '78 black, and i might add the pickguard my not be original, it has aged and yellowed but has a different shape. This '77 guitar has large dots for the side fretboard markers while my '78 has rather small dots. No dot for the i on the Gibson logo. The normal Norlin stuff.
     

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    Love it! Congrats!
     
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    Nice! Drill some holes, add some lead shot and you'll be all set.
     
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    :laugh2:........no thanks.........the sunburst '78 pictured with it is 11.5 lbs, i sure would like to drill some freak'n holes in it!:D
     
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  18. The Ballzz

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    Nice Score! :cheers2::cheers:
    Gene
     
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    Nice! I want one now,too! A Custom that weighs less than 10 lbs? SCORE!!!
     
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    yeah its a freak,.......when the guy at GC handed to me he said "careful...it's kinda heavy".............I was like "no this ain't heavy.....this is the lightest late '70s Norlin i ever held".................this is classic........he replied....."ahh...no man...it's a Gibson" :D
     

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