Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by MrM, Jul 31, 2018.
Left to right - 74 Special, 71 Pro and 76 Standard
Wow... x 3...
Volutes are awesome!
You should donate the '74 to me as it's the year I was born. I'm also a nice guy.
Why would you apologize? Even the newest 1970s model would be 39 years old today. They are vintage by any reasonable definition. Don't let the cork sniffers get you down, even on Gibson's worst day, they still make a fine guitar, and there were surely bad days in the '50-60s as well.
In fact, I'd say you have some of the best examples of Norlin SGs. The Special with mini hums and blocks is a cool and unique SG unlike any other, the Pro has P-90s, 'nuff said, and the Standard is a beautiful example with almost no fade to the Cherry.
I’m just awaiting the arrival of a scratchplate for the Pro, I figure if she’s the ugly sister then she should at least be properly dressed
No volutes present on any of these old girls
Thanks - I think folks here like to see photos of old SG’s I know I do. When I think of all the gigs and jam sessions I have done with that old Standard in the 37 years I have owned her. The other two I only acquired recently but I bet they could tell a few stories too, vintage or not
Very awesome. I wish I had one that awesome. Who knows, in 40 years, maybe the vintage market will have tanked out and I'll be able to afford it. Of course I'll be in my 90s and won't remember how to play a damn thing.
Were they sanded off? They should all have them from the factory, they didn't stop making them that way until 1982.
Hey, on the bright side, you'll get to enjoy the surprise of having them every day!
Norlin shmorlin, I'd take any of those off your hands and play the frets down to the wood ahaha! IMO the plastics look silly (the electronic plate on the 71 and the goofy pickup rings) but that wouldn't even deter me from buying one if I encountered it and had the cash. I'd be real happy...
Norlin era gets some bad comments. In reality, those craftsmen worked some wonders with the material they had on hand. Like using two bodies to make a pancake LP. If you ever get a chance to try one, I'd suggest you do it - heavy and tone for days.
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