Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by HeHasTheJazzHands, Oct 27, 2020.
It's the seller's alternate account(s) to put pressure on people to buy it.
Cool guitar but not at that price, no way.
22 frets ... pass
Strangely, there is not even an actual close/medium shot of the mirror in that listing.
....aren't there already Gibson LPs just like this for cheaper?
It's worth looking into the process that Gibson, Fender, and even Nash uses to age guitars, a ton of work goes into it and it's sort of an art of its own.
If you don't like the idea or outcome that's totally understandable, but don't knock the effort it takes.
These are hand made one at a time by a team of less than ten people and will hold value better than almost anything else on the market.
I know folks here don't get the whole "guitar as a collector item".
Because we only lose money on resale around here.
Also worth noting this is based on a 1979 Les Paul, so it's built to (IMO) superior specs than your current '50s-spec Les Pauls. And with the price of Norlins skyrocketing over the passed few years, these don't seem TOO bad?
Good luck finding an OG Norlin Silverburst for a decent price.
I love Gibson’s but this probably will also raise the prices of the originals Silverbursts too.
The prices of those have been skyrocketing over the last two decades. You used to be able to grab them for under $2k fairly regularly, but now you're lucky to grab shitty ones for $5k. The good ones have been going for over $7k for awhile now. At least as far as original ones before the reissues came out around 12', those are steady at around $4k in LPC trim.
I got curious and checked after I made my last post.
THere's 3 on Reverb for $12,000 - $15,000.
It's funny because it wasn't long ago where the Norlin stuff was functionally worthless. Folks used to part them out to refurb "expensive" versions.
For some reason I always thought it was more on the silver side like a silver burst or maybe it’s one that I’ve seen pictures of him with in the past? Either way, I like it.
That's what old Silverburst looks like when the clear coat yellows. Under intense stage lights the yellow will wash out and look a little more silver.
Ahh...makes sense. Love the vintage look.
I like it - I probably would’ve bought the regular one if I knew about it earlier today
I know in NY the originals were going for way higher then online too. Shops gotta pay rent I guess. They went down a bit at one point when the reissues came out but then right back up. A lot or norlins are crappy but when you find a good one they are amazing. I remember before I got my 07 custom I tried a 1973 at GC and it was amazing. It was 2799 at the time. That same guitar is probably 12k. I wish I bought it.
Oh and when I say raise the prices I mean even more than they already are.
I think the aged silverburst was the inspiration for Bill Kelliher's LTD sig.
He also rocked a Norlin-burst.
His LTDs are more like olive drab burst in person.
I also wouldn't use past tense as he still brings more Gibsons on tour than ESP/LTD stuff.