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A big thanks to @Guncho for posting this kijiji alert yesterday. :)

The seller remembers buying it used in 1990.
I emailed Norman guitars requesting info on it.

There is a very slight belly bulge on it.
I brought the action down a bit by filling a touch off the bottom of the saddle.
Plays better now until I have a chance to get some fresh strings and a new nut.

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I received a response from Godin.
1990 solid spruce top, laminated wild cherry back and sides, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

While researching it, I came upon a cool discription of it;
Normans are a part of the Godin line of acoustics ... which sort of resembles a guitar version of the old General Motors.
You can buy a Buick (Seagull), or an Oldsmobile (Simon & Patrick) or a Pontiac (Norman) or a Chevy (Art & Lutherie).
 

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I received a response from Godin.
1990 solid spruce top, laminated wild cherry back and sides, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge.

While researching it, I came upon a cool discription of it;
Normans are a part of the Godin line of acoustics ... which sort of resembles a guitar version of the old General Motors.
You can buy a Buick (Seagull), or an Oldsmobile (Simon & Patrick) or a Pontiac (Norman) or a Chevy (Art & Lutherie).
Very good analogy! Now I have a question; what was the best, the Buick or Oldsmobile?
 

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I think, as a rule the Buick was a little more decked out than the Oldsmobile, which was a little more decked then the Pontiac.
I have had all three and I think you are right. However, I had and early 90's Pontiac Bonneville SSE and I liked that the best over the Olds and Buicks I had but it was a sporty model so it was a bit different even though the engine and transmission were similar.
 

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I have a 2001 Buick and a 2007 Chevy. Both have Cedar hoods. With the wider rims (neck) on the Buick, I find finger style more appropriate. With the more streamlined Chevy and the extra electronic components, smaller rims, and just the overall feel, it's much better suited for faster picking style/Blues/flat picking...pick your poison. Easier to steer at higher speeds and takes the turns (bends) beautifully.


There's my lame analogy. Haha.
 
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