A roommate of mine had one.There's so much hate for them here! It's NOT a Paul, it doesn't feel like one, despite the Paul-like shape. It doesn't sound like one, due to the maple/maple/maple or ebony board. And it sure as hell doesn't play like one! It's a completely different neck shape, 24 "fretless wonder" frets, and an inventive as all hell electronic layout. 3 additional combinations, Both Parallel, series out of phase, and parallel out of phase, and that wonderful mid control that takes you from hot humbucker, to a tele twang, and a strat-like quack. It was one of the rare experiments from the Norlin era that actually WORKED!
That is just crazy....my The Paul must be worth 2K by now.
Man HCT I thought you were just joking but I'm looking on Reverb right now and see more than 1 "The Paul"s on there that have an asking price north of 2K. WTF?? I sold one a year and a half ago for 900 bucks. I also sold my 77 Standard for 1700, which is what I paid for it. I wonder how long before the market corrects itself or if these prices are the new norm.
got it $250. its at guitar techs house getting work. its been played. great neckNo, not late 70's it is 75 or earlier, most likely a 1973...very few 76's with a 6 digit serial number.
Bill Lawrence Super HB's
so what's the verdict?
There's one on CL near me that the guy thinks is a real LP (price-wise) but, sadly, it is not even close.
The guitar you are asking about is worth about $100.
In good shape, they are worth $400-$600 and the high number will be paid by a fool.
Worth? I dunno. Selling for? Definitely if it's from the original years. Used to be able to get them for $500. No one wanted them. I passed on a few - figured I'd wait for one with T-tops. Whoops.That is just crazy....my The Paul must be worth 2K by now.