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My grandfather's Gibson Blue Ridge dates to 1972 based on the serial number of 805234. This puts it in the dreaded "Norlin era" is that correct? I checked the bracing today to find out that it has a normal x bracing pattern. I thought the Norlin era was the dreaded "Double X Bracing" pattern? Is that the case or not?

 

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Frankie

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My grandfather's Gibson Blue Ridge dates to 1972 based on the serial number of 805234. This puts it in the dreaded "Norlin era" is that correct? I checked the bracing today to find out that it has a normal x bracing pattern. I thought the Norlin era was the dreaded "Double X Bracing" pattern? Is that the case or not?

 

Thanks,

 

Frankie

Hi Frankie. Does it have a "Made in U.S.A." stamp on the back of the headstock? If not, then the guitar would date to 1966 or 1969 (see here: http://www.guitarhq.com/gibson.html#serial ).

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