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Old 12-10-2019, 11:20 PM
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I know this thread is nearly four years old..but whatever happened with that beat up old Norlin L5?
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:24 PM
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I know this thread is nearly four years old..but whatever happened with that beat up old Norlin L5?


I have it now
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Old 02-01-2021, 06:28 PM
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Gibson L-5
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Old 02-02-2021, 07:59 PM
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G Jeffers, tell us the story of how you came to own it, and what you make of your guitar now. I personally would have bought that guitar for a decent price, and the patina would not have changed the way I thought of it one bit.
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Old 02-03-2021, 06:38 AM
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I got the guitar well south of $2k. Mike at Eclipse Guitars did the restoration work. We only fixed the headstock and jack mount. The rest we cleaned up. It has a tuneamatic bridge. Plays very well. I use it for comp work. It handles rockabilly well.
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Old 02-03-2021, 08:14 PM
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Looks good and you bought it well. Congrats!
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Old 02-04-2021, 07:28 AM
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Hereís what was done to the L-5.
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:16 AM
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You rarely see a top-of-the-line archtop in such poor shape - as I stated in an unrelated post, I've seen 200-year-old violins in far better condition than this 40-year-old piece - and IME that's a matter of owner attitude. I started as a jazzer in the early-60's, and when I was taking lessons I was taught that you respect your instrument as you respect yourself: the only places on a correctly-handled guitar that should show fingerprints are the neck and tuner buttons - and you wipe those off as soon as you're done playing. I'm thinking this was bought by some '70s hair-rocker looking to do the Nugent thing, and he proceeded to beat it to crap; that's a newer case, BTW - which also tells a story in itself for a guitar of this type. In a nutshell, I wouldn't touch it at any price - you'd do better buying a new Eastman 910CE and installing a Johnny Smith-style dual-pickup pickguard, for similar (and probably less) overall money...

so well said and great food for thought for any guitar teacher - thanks for such a great post.
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Old 02-05-2021, 10:21 AM
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Itís in better shape now. Thanks for your comments. Gary
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Old 02-08-2021, 07:11 AM
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That restoration work looks great!
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Old 02-08-2021, 08:58 AM
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Thank you. Nice thing to say about my Luthier of 30 years. Gary
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