Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by SG Champagne, Sep 10, ... and because everything Norlin is maligned and unwanted. Article from kristalhammurabi.kekwe.com. I saw it in person and the bindings on it were a creamy color from age. Some of them sucked, some were fanstastic, most were OK- about the same as every other era of Gibson instruments. Gibson ES-335TD "Norlin Era" 1970 - 1981 | Reverb November 2020 Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. Granted, the "Norlin era" coincided with a downturn in guitar sales, but management that could better have weathered the bad times was not there. Can I here some feedback about this era and the history behind them? I have a '73 LP custom, it is just a thick mean sounding guitar :rock: Norlin era Gibsons get a bad rap but undeservedly so IMHO. hardware and proper setups these Gibson's can be great guitars .They are well represented on countless recordings by many major artists and groups . My article is concentrating on just the OPPOSITE and I'm trying to show that the NORLIN era produced some wonderful guitars. Since then, the frets haven't take on much wear. A '70s era SG is one of the only "vintage' guitars that a normal player can afford, simply because of the stigma attached to the Norlin Corporation's takeover of the Gibson factory and reputation and because of the changes that were made, and because of how many years it took before Gibson learned how to make their old guitars correctly again. 21.05.2020 - Gibson Les Paul Custom Norlin Era Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb - #electricguitars 3. SOLD Gibson Protector 3-Latch Case • Generation 1, 1978 - 1980 • For Norlin Era SG / Les Paul Guitars Up for sale is a very good condition Gibson Protector Case for the Norlin Era Les Pauls + SGs. Gibson ES-335TD "Norlin Era" 1970 - 1981 | Reverb. 10 mars 2016 - Cette épingle a été découverte par Claude Carrier. Jonathan Kreisberg plays a Norlin era ES-175 and he sounds fantastic. Norlin era. Gibson Les Paul Custom "Norlin Era" Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb. For sale: 1976 Les Paul Artisan. "[In the ECL and Norlin-era since 1969] Les Paul designs were altered and a reinforced upper neck volute to decrease headstock breaks was added.Neck woods were changed from one-piece mahogany to a three-piece maple design. Roswell Rhoads Space Guitar! ️ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOQqq-2C0sE?sub_confirmation=1 Welcome Troglodytes! Gibson Johnny Smith "Norlin Era" 1970 - 1985 | Reverb. Saved from reverb.com. November 2020 Gibson was heavily pushing the Les Paul Deluxe and Les Paul Custom during the Norlin Era years, but full-sized humbucker Standards started making their way out of the factory via special order in 1974. Re: Gibson Norlin era thread Thu, Jun 03, 2010 3:26pm NITROHOLIC wrote: OP didnt say it had to be customs neck valutes for the fucking win. To most, the sale signaled the end of decent guitars coming out of Kalamazoo. Apr 11, 2020 - While made during one of the company's most controversial eras when many players saw a sacrifice of quality for profit margins, the Gibson Les Paul Customs Norlin Era 1978 Gibson Byrdland in Natural! In the way that people scallop 70s Martins, shift the bridge, etc., has anyone tried to salvage one of the grossly over-braced Gibsons of the Norlin E Resurecting Norlin Era Gibsons - … The Norlin era Gibson's are really not as bad as some seem to think of them .With the right pickups and wiring harness with good pots and caps, tuners and bridges and etc. I bought it from the original owner and have had it for 1 year. Simply Beautiful & Stunning! The Norlin Era Bill Lawrence "Tarbacks" Pickups. Norlin abandoned Ted McCarty's hands-on management style and sat in their offices in White Plains and tried to find ways to apply cost-cutting to the Kalamazoo factory with no input from the craftsmen or their customers. These tarbacks must be rather rare, ... Wolfmother's song Woman gives a perfect example of a Norlin 1970s Gibson SG Standard with Tarbacks. I have 2 norlin era les pauls 1976 Gibson Les Paul Custom 1983 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe I keep reading about how these Norlin era Guitars. that specific guitar (you will receive the exact piece pictured). Gibson was at the forefront of innovation in acoustic guitars, especially in the big band era of the 1930s; the Gibson Super 400 was widely imitated. Posted on May 31, 2020 May 31, 2020 Author guitar73_wp. But I've played an early 70s (1973 Iirc) Hummingbird that was simply gorgeous. For those that own Gibson Norlin era guitars, step on in, show us what you have. I have been trying to research this guitar online and I have heard a lot of talk about the "Norlin Era." I might have the opportunity to purchase a 1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom "Black Beauty". That's a very viable notion for why they received a bad rap. Spread the love. Hot Brit brought a point up in another thread that the Norlin years were bashed because of the multitude of changes that were made to the original designs. The Gibson Johnny Smith was a carved Spruce archtop hollowbody with a single mini-humbucker, most commonly finished in Sunburst, though a Natural finish was. Gibson Les Paul Custom Norlin Era Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb. There are a few dings and scratches on the guitar as well as some light checking, particularly around the right F-Hole (please see the pictures). Love this finish! Yes the Norlin era guitars had different construction differences. Norlin Era 1978 Gibson Byrdland in Natural! You have to assess each instrument on its own merits. its so sexy That’s evident from the ever-changing SG designs to the bracing on the acoustic guitars. https://www.jazzguitar.be/.../563-gibsons-dreaded-norlin-era.html Crazy huge sound and heavy . This is an era that most "experts" think is notorious for designing, manufacturing and selling bad Gibson guitars. This is the first generation Protector case, with 3 latches. Gibson Les Paul Custom "Norlin Era" Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb - Gibson Les Paul Custom 1985 Alpine White | Reverb Finally in 1986, the company was sold to Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman who bought Gibson for $5 million. ' The guitar is in overall very good condition. Gibson acoustics - good ones - are a joy. Hey, folks! 'After the near-total failure of the Norlin era, Gibson was put up for sale in 1984, and nobody wanted to buy the company for two years. 2-jun-2020 - Gibson Les Paul Custom Norlin Era Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb - #electricguitars - While made during one of the company's most controversial eras when many players saw a sacrifice of quality for profit margins, the Gibson Les Paul Customs of the Norlin Era can be diamond-in-the-rough finds for players with a keen eye. Gibson Les Paul Custom 3-Pickup "Norlin Era" 1970 - 1979 - $1,525 ($1,500 + $25 S/H) 86%. January 2020 They lost their way, but Gibson are doing the best thing now by going back to their roots and making them correctly.” Norlin were basically over-steering and over-engineering solutions. In fact, the conventional wisdom goes, there would never have been a vintage market if the big makers kept making high grade instruments instead of putting profits before quality. ***two screw holes on the face from where a Bigsby was once installed but now removed Anyone looking at this ad knows what this is but I'm more than happy to answer que Gibson Les Paul Custom "Norlin Era" Electric Guitar 1970 - 1985 | Reverb While made during one of the company's most controversial eras when many players saw a sacrifice of quality for profit margins, the Gibson Les Paul Customs of the Norlin Era can be diamond-in-the-rough finds for players with a keen eye. 100% All original. "Crossbanding" (or "Multipiece" construction ???) In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul , which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by a team led by Ted McCarty . Saved by Reverb. 1983 Norlin Era Gibson Les Paul Custom w/ Factory Kahler Tremolo.