Opinion of the 80-82 heritage reissue LPs?

Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by Jimmi, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Ambrola

    Ambrola Senior Member

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    Didn't know I had that did you JT?:lol:
     
  2. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    An awesome top....and I all most did....bought this one from him instead:
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  3. Bing17

    Bing17 Senior Member

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    meh... mehogany. An exacerbated wood. Mahogany holds its value and tone far better
     
  4. Jimmi

    Jimmi Senior Member

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    Don't make fun of my spelling mistakes!!!:laugh2:
     
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    :)
     
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    If I could ever luck out and find an Heritage 80 at a good price I would snap it up in a flash.
     
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  7. J.T.

    J.T. Senior Member

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    Define "good."
     
  8. Ambrola

    Ambrola Senior Member

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    So you bought the LEO? Good investment. One of the best playing guitars I have ever played. The Heritage is as good, and I think will continue to climb. When you want one, they are impossible to find. Congrats to you and JT. Heres a pic of my LEO.
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  9. J.T.

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    Well, since I sent it to ya... Get that '72 sold, bud. This one wants to go home with you. :)
     
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    Your Leo likes just like my Heritage 80
     
  11. 1969 weatherman

    1969 weatherman Senior Member

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    bringing up an old thread..
    prog i thought the 80-82 heritage had deep tenons
    read it somewhere

    if any body knows feel free to lay down the facts
     
  12. 69 Goldtop

    69 Goldtop Senior Member

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    1980 Heritage firebird 022.jpg
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    Same with the Leo's and other Late '70s & '80s pre-Historics/reissues. Short tenon.
     
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    1969 weatherman Senior Member

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    ok that settles it then
    thanks guys
     
  15. brianbzed

    brianbzed Senior Member

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    The original heritage 80s are somewhat collectible, so warrant $4K.....a reissue? maybe half of that, street price....
     
  16. moreles

    moreles Senior Member

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    IMO they're good guitars but don't really command a premium because of the flood of traditional-spec guitars that have followed. Gibson undercuts the value of previously-sold and vintage guitars by producing its own copies and fakes (Oops -- "reissues" and "aged").
     
  17. DarrellV

    DarrellV Make the Switch for the Better! Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Still..... I would LOVE to have gotten one back in the day... No way i can afford one now:sadwave:

    There was just something about the top, finish, and design that just screams to me 'I'm the one! Take me home' . :laugh2:

    At least there is some consolation in having one of similar construction and from the same time period.

    And made from the same templates as the Heritage 80's. Just not as sexy! :thumb:
     
  18. ARandall

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    Not sure I quite agree......Both the 72 reissues and the Heritage 80's do command a premium.
    Certainly the value of early 90's reissues are lowered by the continued upselling of the more later ones. But there are limited quantities of the Norlin reissues, and the fact they are separate to the HJ era 'R' series seems to keep them apart.

    And I think the value of some of the Norlin 70's guitars has spiked upward in direct response the 74 reissue release.
     
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    moreles Senior Member

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    Woops. I misspoke and A Randall is right, IMO. I meant "significant" premium (as in the mega-upcharges we see in new "special" Gibsons). But yes, absolutely, they are in a different category from the regular issue stuff because they did aspire to provide a higher level spec. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  20. Progrocker111

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    71-73 58 Goldtop and 54 Custom reissues deservely, they still have good specs and still nearly the same mahogany than 50s originals. Heritage reissues on the other side have worse specs like short tenon, worse electronics etc..., are far more away from 50s originals than the early 70s reissues.
     

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