What do you think of this Norlin Custom?

Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by timgman, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. 69 Goldtop

    69 Goldtop Senior Member

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    Broken neck refinished , maybe retopped. BEWARE!
     
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    DarrellV Likes > Posts Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    They DO re-tops? :shock:

    You mean that its possible and someone would take the time to do it?! :wow:

    That would explain the missing sandwich layer, but isn't that a bit extreme? :shock:

    wOW...
     
  3. timgman

    timgman Senior Member

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    Although I'm fairly well versed in the world of Vintage / modern Standards /classic / Trads and have owned a few customs, I've never owned a Norlin custom..
    I'm no anti-norlin man as a matter of fact my first les-paul was a norlin and I loved it!
    My main concern was not if it was a "china-fake" It was more along the vein of these questions..
    1- the routes are not stock
    2- the volute missing is not likely a "custom ordered" thing
    3- the soldering in the cavity is not stock
    4- the crack in the neck finish is concerning

    I personally know the guy selling it (it's local) and planned on a trade. I wouldn't be out quite that much but while I'm no cork sniffer I do prefer my guitars to hold their value.. this most often means they need be un-molested.
    BTY the senator comment was hillarious! :)
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    I love these guitars, nothing wrong with a good Norlin,..........But yes there are some questionable items that you mention .....the electronics are the obvious one,....more importantly is the removed volute/repaired headstock?...and maybe a possible second break.....again this is all fixable, but the price should reflect that....Other than that if it could be had for less it would be a good project.:cheers:
     
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    69 Goldtop Senior Member

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    Dunno, the retop would explain the pickup rout.
     
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    Progrocker111 Senior Member

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    Yes, this "short bodied" geometry in fact started approx. in late 78 and lasted together with sharp cutaway until 83.
     

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