How much does your Norlin weigh?

geddy

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Some of the grossly obese ones were those 70's RD Artist ....omg what boat anchors those were .
My 79 Rd Artist is 9lb 13oz, so not unbearable. And it's comfortable to play because it's so well balanced
 

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Broke the scale! Well might if I had a scale..
 

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I have never owned a weight that actually was intended to be accurate in the weight range of LP's - and i most certainly am not going to drag out my guitars to grocers or whoever might have a reasonably precise weight.

So i can only guess.
My '71 Deluxe is probably around 12 lbs
and my '79 LPC is probably around 16 lbs.














This is going by feel only - no weights involved...
....and everybody knows that Norlins are heavy, so let's give them figures they are going to like :D
I am sorry, i do have to revise this post, i was absolutely in the wrong (and way to optimistic in assuming that these two Norlins were lightweights).

As it turns out, by my reckoning now, the '71 weighs 19 lbs and the '79 hits the 27 lb mark.

Nothing a real man can't handle with ease :)
 

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My Norlin Custom comes in at a svelte 32.3 its...but that's because it has all the toanz :dude:
 

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My 71 Deluxe is 9lbs 1oz. I just weighed it, and I honestly can't remember if I've ever weighed it previously.

I got it when I was 13 in the late 70s. I've played it for literally thousands of hours and I never once thought about whether its weight even mattered until I started reading internet forums. Nor did I know it was a "bad" Les Paul because it was a Norlin.

I don't think it's a bad example of a Les Paul at all. If I were more of a guitar owner than guitar player I might be more concerned about what kind of glue they used and stuff like that (no offense to those who do care about that stuff). I think it's pretty nice. I've played worse. I've made a LOT of music with it. And I'll never, ever get rid of it.

Just remembered that I had an American Deluxe ash Tele that was heavier!
 
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1981 LPC

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I got it when I was 13 in the late 70s. I've played it for literally thousands of hours and I never once thought about whether its weight even mattered until I started reading internet forums. Nor did I know it was a "bad" Les Paul because it was a Norlin.
I had the exact same experience as you have.
 

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Okay)
'70 Standard = 4,1 kg
'71 Custom = 4,5 kg
'76 Standard = 4,4 kg
 

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76 custom 11.0
71 deluxe 9.2
76 deluxe 9.4
82 30 th anniv 10.0
 

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I guess I’m the lightweight so far. 8.29lbs
Refin 71 deluxe gold top. Thought it was a fake at first because it’s so light but it checks out.

what do you guys think of the refin? Should I anti up the bucks and bring it back to a gold top? It came with the original minis. Has dimarzio dp191’s in it now which sound great
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how does the serial number identify it as a 71?

all of those other features were present for multiple years....volutes varied in size all the time.
 


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