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Just found the missing piece to my norman collection. a 1971 b68 solid indian rosewood with spruce top.
The pickguard is missing would like to replace with on like the original but dont know what it looks like!
If you have one post a pic please.
I will try and post pictures of my 1973 b30 and my 1982 st40 with a florentine cutaway when i figure out how to do it!
 

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What's the serial / label
Can you post a pic
Thanks
 

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Most probably...
100 serialized B-68 where made before 1974, serial 1001 to 1101
But there are no existing archives before 1974
Trust me, I went through Godin's archives and gave a resume afterwards to their service dept
But a pic would be appreciated
And I have some pictures of old B-68 at the office
I'll get back to you on monday
Dan
 

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The B-68 was on kijiji Ontario recently I think...
Happy for you!
Definitely an early one
The white/written red label makes it 1973-1975
Possibly braz rosewood fretboard
To answer you original question regarding the pickguard check this :
From 1975, a B-68 from +/- the same era
I think in 1971 they were using what they could find!
Usually it would be a "standard" red tortoise single layer pickguard
But in the video it looks black
Dan
 

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is the B68 the one with the cracked headstock? Also looks more like Brazilian Rosewood.
Yup. Too bad for the headstock, but its gonna be my player. Might try to get a better repair job done on it. As for the wood i was not convinced it was indian rosewood. You may be right on that one
 

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I love these threads. The neck design of these old Norman's fascinates me. Theoretically, you can bolt on a replacement neck if you aren't satisfied with the headstock repair. The challenge would be that you will probably have to get it made since it would be such a scarce part to find otherwise.
 

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Yup. Too bad for the headstock, but its gonna be my player. Might try to get a better repair job done on it. As for the wood i was not convinced it was indian rosewood. You may be right on that one
I tried to buy this guitar about a month ago and the seller refused to ship
 

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I tried to buy this guitar about a month ago and the seller refused to ship
I got it from the guitar corner in kitchener No issues at all. Got it for a song and dance...
Dont know if was the same one but I am glad to own it.
 

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Pics of my 1973 b30 HG serial 1532 Sf (second factory)
This model is rare high gloss finish, tortoise shell celluloid binding with a mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard.
Nitrocellulose finish has extensive cracking but the sound is amazing and the neck is a fast action, somewhat slimmer almost like an electric guutar feel.
Can someone fix the code for my pics?
 

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The B-68 was on kijiji Ontario recently I think...
Happy for you!
Definitely an early one
The white/written red label makes it 1973-1975
Possibly braz rosewood fretboard
To answer you original question regarding the pickguard check this :
From 1975, a B-68 from +/- the same era
I think in 1971 they were using what they could find!
Usually it would be a "standard" red tortoise single layer pickguard
But in the video it looks black
Dan
I haven't listened to this song in a long time. What an incredible talent Michel Rivard.
 
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