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Discussion in 'Norlin Years' started by timgman, Nov 28, 2017.
Broken neck refinished , maybe retopped. BEWARE!
They DO re-tops?
You mean that its possible and someone would take the time to do it?!
That would explain the missing sandwich layer, but isn't that a bit extreme?
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!
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.
Dunno, the retop would explain the pickup rout.
Yes, this "short bodied" geometry in fact started approx. in late 78 and lasted together with sharp cutaway until 83.