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Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by Lucidsounds, Sep 19, 2015.
Ha! I just figured it out! He has a silverburst avatar....like you, but different. No you in his..
My Norlins for hating.I try to keep them separated from the good guitars.
I get a kick out of this longstanding thread, and have learned a lot reading through it time and again. In my opinion, the "Norlin Hatred" is really abating. With the passage of time, Norlins are no longer just "used," but increasingly seen as desirable alternatives to Gibson's occasional nonsense (like the 2015s) and lapses in quality control. Also, as people increasingly seem to like relic'd guitars, having a much-played, worn Norlin is a plus. (After all, terrible guitars don't get played and don't get worn!) While it will always be true that some decisions made in the Norlin years were less than constructive, and some of those models were just nutty, as far as LPs are concerned, the fuss seems to have abated, replaced by a more positive and realistic view of these guitars.
Damn, that a nice collection there! How about giving us the details on each of the guitars?
the custom is a 1977,electronics are original but some of the hardware was changed like the knobs and pickup rings and the bigsby.the deluxe is from the early 70s,70-72.not exactly sure.its been awhile since i looked at the pots.electronics are original but the bridge and tailpiece was replaced with chinese stuff before i got it.sounds good though. the sg is a 74,the cherry finish has faded to brown and the bridge was changed for a gold one who knows when.they all have their little quirks but I think thats what makes them fun.
And it doesn't seemed to have stopped either!
There is a topic out in the Les Paul section right now bemoaning the new 2018 models for senseless and undesirable changes being made to our beloved Lester.
If there is a constant throughout Gibson's history it is that they have always tried to be innovative, and have almost always missed the mark according to the buyers... This continues to today!
So why single out the Norlin period as somehow being more sucky than any other when all you have to do is visit your local music store to see how much Gibson has learned and how much they have improved since then....
is this really still a thing? there are duds in every year. my Norlin kicks ass. if people are so narrow-sighted as to miss out on a great guitar, that's their fault. i do feel like it has calmed down in recent years, and the values of them have started to come up.
As long as there are "Cork Sniffers", unfortunately, I think it'll always be a "thing". As I've typed before, back then, a Les Paul was a Les Paul regardless of whether it was made in the '50s, '60s, or in the '70s. The same went for Fenders. None of the players, including the GIANTS thought about them in those terms and you could buy either one for about the same price.