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- Aug 29, 2016
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I think Norlin Deluxes that were never routed and are in pristine condition are moderately rare. Not like '56 LP rare, but still hard to find.I love sparkle top Deluxes , though I would never pay what people are asking for them.
It’s just a painted top,... it can be repeated. Deluxes are not rare,.. even in minty condition.
As far as family heirlooms go,... this is the very meaning of it. Resale value is fine for insurance purposes.
Since it has a history in the family that is where it should stay. Just my opinion.
HCT or somebody with more knowledge than I may be able to tell more, but it looks like a mahogany neck from your recent photos. I thought Gibson started using maple for LP necks in '75?As promised, here are the photos. I've also included a link to an album with them in high resolution if you really want to pour over them, you can find it here.
Unfortunately, my batteries are out on my speedlight, so I'll get those charged up and do a real studio shoot at some point in the future.
1974-1975 is a transition period. All 1974s have hog necks but not all 1975s have maple necks.... there are no hard time lines for when a change was made. Through out the Norlin era there are many transitions of changes that take months and many instruments to fully implement.HCT or somebody with more knowledge than I may be able to tell more, but it looks like a mahogany neck from your recent photos. I thought Gibson started using maple for LP necks in '75?
It's worse than that. Should the guitar be stolen, they will first attempt to find another one like it in the U.S. The replacement guitar would definitely not be as mint as the OP's, and furthermore, it could have issues like play wear. Always stick with an insurance company that specializes in guitars. State Farm is probably ok with jewelry, provided you have a GIA cert on a stone. There is no way they could find a ring with the same specs as the one you bought, so they will cash you out at Actual Cash Value.They consider most electric instruments too large of a liability and will weasel out of the claim should you have one (but will gladly take the premium).
I wouldn't even worry about insuring it, unless you live in a bad part of town or plan on gigging with it and are afraid of it getting stolen. I had like 14k in guitars and my home owners insurance covers them if they got stolen.
Good advice. I checked with my Insurance Agent and found I needed to have specific extra coverage for this as it was not covered under my homeowners insurance.You should really look into this and not just guess...if it is not in writing, you are not covered.
Do a search here....there was an instance recently.