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Late october 1977 Tobacco Sunburst LP Custom (Made in Nashville, no pancake body, weights about 10 lbs.). Non original pickups, knobs and pickguard. The rest of it all original though. Bought it in 1991 in a New Jersey store for just $400, got the original case for another $100.

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I've been gasing for a Norlin-era Custom recently, although I have no money, but I did a search and coudn't find any sort of "Official Norlin Custom Thread"...

One thing I hear constantly about Norlin Customs though is how heavy they are, and I have a pretty bad back. So are there 'lighter' Customs to be found out there? Or are they all 10-14 lbs monsters?

Anyway, lets see them!

1989 30th Anniversary....fantastic player...but HEAVY......
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I really envy some of you your beautiful silverbursts, but at least I got this 76/77 cherry sunburst that I briefly posted about previously (regarding dating). Hope you can handle some pics. I take it this is the sharp horn, but is it the short body? One piece back, no pancake.

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I picked up a 78 Custom. Made in Jan of 78. The pickups are stamped with December 14th 1977. I believe 1977 pickups are considered to be T tops. Can anyone confirm? Also when I looked up the serial number, it said it was made in Kalamazoo. The oldest Custom I have tried before this one was a 1986. This one sounds much different than a modern Custom. It has more snap in the attack and the pickups are excellent. It is a time capsule for tone. Here are some pics. I like the top because it's very hard to see the divisions of the 3 pieces but if I look closely, I think I see them.

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I picked up a 78 Custom. Made in Jan of 78. The pickups are stamped with December 14th 1977 ... made in Kalamazoo
WOW!!! Dude, I love your guitar. All customs are knee bending, but yours ... wow. It is in such prsitine condition. It is that all original? Also, my '79 SG Standard, also a Kalamazoo guitar, has a one-piece body (it is the only one I have seen like that from 1979). Are you sure that you don't have a one-piece top? It sure looks like it. Either way, if your guitar is stolen in the middle of the night, tell the police to start their investigation this way, because it was likely me.
 

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WOW!!! Dude, I love your guitar. All customs are knee bending, but yours ... wow. It is in such prsitine condition. It is that all original? Also, my '79 SG Standard, also a Kalamazoo guitar, has a one-piece body (it is the only one I have seen like that from 1979). Are you sure that you don't have a one-piece top? It sure looks like it. Either way, if your guitar is stolen in the middle of the night, tell the police to start their investigation this way, because it was likely me.
Thanks. I thought it was a one piece top too. It's very hard to see in pics. But I can see the seam on one side at certain angles. The way they matched the top is amazing. It is all original as far as I can tell. I looked at the pickups and they have a date stamp of Dec 1977.
 

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I have seen a lot of amazing ebony customs on this thread. So thought I would share this one here. It is a 1983 ebony custom with all the unique original features. It has the pointy strap pins, the 7 position bridge, the flip out tuning keys, tim shaw pickups. It is all original. Everything is yellowed including the speed knobs. Other than yellowing, the condition is amazing. I can't believe how well this one was preserved. It seems like it was just a home played guitar all its life. It came with the original hang tags, flyers and even the original proof of purchase from Sam Ash that is partially hand written with the address of the store it was bought. The case is also in excellent condition. I am excited to have this one. Ebony customs are my favorite. Here are some pics.

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Wtf is up with all these pristine Norlins?!

I LOVE IT!!

how do you like the shaws? I never had a set until this summer and they’re prob my favorite LP pickup at the moment.

sounds a lot like my PRS 245 pickups only with more mojo
 


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