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I don't understand why people dislike Norlin era Gibson products so much...

El Gringo

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For me I have no complaints . As opposed to the horror and abomination the was CBS owned Fender . As bad as some claim that Norlin was to Gibson that is nothing compared to CBS trashing Fender . I grew up playing this era of Fender's and Gibson's and the Gibson's worked and worked very well as opposed to the horror show that was CBS Fender .
 

Ivan May

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For me I have no complaints . As opposed to the horror and abomination the was CBS owned Fender . As bad as some claim that Norlin was to Gibson that is nothing compared to CBS trashing Fender . I grew up playing this era of Fender's and Gibson's and the Gibson's worked and worked very well as opposed to the horror show that was CBS Fender .
I respect your opinion on CBS abusing Fender.
 

Snakum

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I think every era has it's turds and gems. I owned two late 60s GTs, both routed for HBs though I have no idea what pups were in them. One was so-so and the other heavenly.

Same with Norlins. Had a Norlin LP Sunburst Custom that was a dog. And a Norlin Black Custom that was just okay. But my Norlin Flying V was like the oldest GT. It had "it".

Slagging or lauding any era of Les Pauls out of hand is ignorant, imho. If think no dogs were made in the 50s you're cray-cray. :LOL:
 
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