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Nick Beach last won the day on September 12 2010

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  1. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIBSON-ES-355-GUITAR-UNPLAYED-RED-GOLD-HARDWARE-HARD-SHELL-CASE/152019026078?_trksid=p2047675.c100037.m2107&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35828%26meid%3D2cf3a223a88541bdb8415ac5be370042%26pid%3D100037%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D152015316260 Relisted. I've been on the look out for the right 355 for years now. I honestly don't expect to buy it online, but you never know what will pop up. The closest I came to pulling the trigger was on a 74 with a bigsby at Gruhns, it didn't sound like anything I've heard before. It did however have a really awkward neck shape and I couldn't see myself wanting to pick it up. If my budget allowed for an early 60's this wouldn't be such a long journey.
  2. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIBSON-ES-355-GUITAR-UNPLAYED-RED-GOLD-HARDWARE-HARD-SHELL-CASE/152019026078?_trksid=p2047675.c100037.m2107&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35828%26meid%3D2f8d80ff298147faaa824bc45046f3a0%26pid%3D100037%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D152012171652 This guy is pretty funny. He be postin', I be reportin', guitar troll just keeps rindin' dirty.
  3. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIBSON-ES-355-GUITAR-UNPLAYED-RED-GOLD-HARDWARE-HARD-SHELL-CASE/152015316260?_trksid=p2047675.c100037.m2107&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D35853%26meid%3D3353e30fafa848e993b0ac51bbe646be%26pid%3D100037%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D152012171652 Relisted cheaper. I guess I'm reporting this one too. He should really just call it a Gibson Copy.
  4. I just feel bad reporting it if my suspicions aren't confirmed. http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIBSON-ES-355-GUITAR-UNPLAYED-RED-GOLD-HARDWARE-HARD-SHELL-CASE-/152012171652?hash=item2364a1a984:g:HwoAAOSwh-1W4yEU
  5. I was in Sam Ash recently and came across a Gibson Song Maker. The guy said it was brand new and made in Canada, it was lacking a serial number and made in USA stamp on the head stock, it was also satin finished. To top it off I played and sounded like a 300 dollar guitar but with a $999 price tag.
  6. To be fair, if you play a pre Norlin SG, and a Henry era SG, then play a Norlin SG, I'm sure you will feel a little disappointed. Just remember we are comparing Norlin era to other Gibson era's. Not comparing them to todays low end Epiphones, and when you compare you learn how lame it was. I am also taking mainly of SG's, as this is the SG section, and I believe the question was raised to find out about Norlin SG's. BTW, I love the comment about Ed Roman, I'm totally going to use that some time. There is no proof of the date of Angus's guitar. Many believe it to be a 68. Me I think it's either a 68 or 69. But it's possible for it to be a 70 either way it's an extremely early Norlin era SG. At that time the SG hadn't undergone many changes yet. I don't think the true Norlin destruction of the SG was until 71 (fallow link for the normal looking 70's SG's and the jacked looking 71' SG's). http://www.vintageguitars.org.uk/SGtimeline70s.php Fun pic of Angus's guitar just for the heck.
  7. 1- So would a Norlin era SG be a good model for someone wanting a Gibson SG ? It depends on what you want in a guitar. I have a few SG's, and like most people with a few, I want a few more. But I'd probably never get a Norlin era SG unless someone was willing to pay ME to take it off their hands. 2- Did 17 years of Norlins produce any good ones ? They early years are know as the best years, so with those you'll have to pay a higher price. (see link, I chose that model because the SG in your avatar is left handed) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370390622871&rvr_id=131325864690&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WXS%3F&GUID=3748489d12a0a06c1b71a661ffdd72cb&itemid=370390622871&ff4=263602_263622 Also one that question, many people believe a lot of models put out in those years were decent, excluding SG's. Most people agree practically the entire Norlin era sucked for SG's. 3- Do any of you have one? I don't think I've seen anyone around here with one, but maybe someone does and just hasn't said so yet. EDIT: Duane has one, I believe he said he's had it since he was like 10 or something. So check with him.
  8. My questions: 1. What exactly are Norlin-era SGs? I know of Baldwin-era Gretsches and those are seen as inferior models. Are Norlins viewed as inferior? The Norlin company purchased Gibson in 1969, Norlin was a South American brewing conglomerate, E.C.L. who later changed their name to Norlin. Yes Norlins are typically known as crappy. 2. Anything particular to Norlin SGs, like that crazy control panel and different finishes? Yes. Anything at all that seems odd, was probably Norlin. Norlin's had larger headstocks, small block inlays on standards instead of the typical trapezoid. Just Google 70's SG's and you'll see a ton of whacked out things Norlin did. 3. Why would a guy have a preference for Norlin SGs over the regular ones? Do they offer something different, something special? They offer price. You can get a 70's Norlin SG on egay for 400-800 bucks, most of the time or 1,000-1,400 for the more popular models. 4. Does the fact that the player Justin Sullivan is from some small town in England account for his buying of Norlins...in other words, were they flooded into one market? No. Every Gibson made between 1969 and 1986 was manufactured under Norlin ownership, so any person on the face of the planet that has a Gibson made within those years has a Norlin era Gibson.
  9. As far as you know it didn't buzz when it left the factory. Guitars are made of wood, which is very susceptible to changes in its environment. Like the guy said before, when it was at Gibson it was in a temperature controlled factory, then when it left it could have gotten put onto a cold truck (it is winter ya know) then put in a warm UPS building, then put on another cold truck, then put into your dealer then your dealer (keeping in mind most dealers keep their stores at a good temperature/humidity level for their guitars) put it on the wall. All those constant changes probably caused the wood to shift a tiny bit, but in turn that tiny shift gave you fret buzz.
  10. sorry man, but if you were the guy I thought you were you would totally get what I said.
  11. hmmm RRIDER? Your name wouldn't happen to be Robert would it?
  12. The guitar player in Motion City Soundtrack only uses SG JR's. Daren from System of a Down/Scars on Brodway uses SG's. Fred ex Taking Back Sunday and now The Color Fred guitar player uses specials. Micah from Hawthorne Heights used to use SG's mainly but now he uses an array of Gibson's. One of the guys from Across Five Aprils used a faded special for a long time, not sure if he still does. Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Changes has a few. There is way more but I can't remember names right now. Do I count? I'm a touring guitar player and a girl came up to me in the mall yesterday and said she loved my playing. Thats the first time thats ever happened outside of a show and I was sooooo stoked. (I called half my family to tell them)
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