My 72' LP Tobacco 9/10 burst never broke $1,700 on Evil Bay...what a change in the market!
Well unfortunately for you, your experience doesn't dictate the market. I've never met anyone looking for 70s anything, Gibson's or Fenders.thefishingline said:Pleeeeese????? The early 70's are excellent guitars and it's the guys that own 50's and 60's LP's that continue to propogate this fiction....and turn their noses up at us Norlin owners like a red headed step child.
this is just what we talk about on other boards no matter the subject matter...."I read it on the internet so it MUST be true!" bullshit
The 70 and 71' deluxe is only 1 and 2 years removed from the classic and well sought after 69' deluxe...it was in the late 74 year that the "Norlin" LP's started to get their somewhat deserved bad reputation.
But I own a 73 and 76' deluxe that I would put against anyone else's guitar for sound and quality. It was just more consistently good guitars in the early 70's from 70-73' before it started to fall apart at Gibson.
Ther eis basolutely nothing wroing wiht owneing a 72' LP deluxe especially when it's a very tough color to find such as the Tobacco sunburst.
If you are buyinf I sugest you do it now because it may turn around to a seller's markert after the taxman commeth and the tax returns start to come around.
Guitars seem to sell better in spring and summer while things like fishing lures seem to do better in winter and nose dive in summer.
Maybe a correction in the market would be a better term. Also, I think there has been a flood of deluxes recently increasing the supply. I can't make any sense of the rationale of buyer's preferences. Beat up, routed guitars seem to fetch just as much or even more. Maybe yours was in too good condition. People are looking for players. Many younger buyers are looking for something with mojo that they can mod without guilt. Your guitar was in collector's condition but deluxes really are'nt collectible....yet. If you're buying deluxes as an investment you have to hang on to them for many years. 50's rules do not apply.thefishingline said:My 72' LP Tobacco 9/10 burst never broke $1,700 on Evil Bay...what a change in the market!
Thats right! Its collectors who are driving the prices of these guitars to unfair (i think) prices. These guitars are meant to be played.Hamm Guitars said:I have recently discovered that studios (Both North American and European) eat up vintage gear that is not in 'collectable' condition.
They actually pay a reasonable price, and the gear gets a second life as oposed to living an eternity in a glass case.
The same 12th fret that is trying to sell a '51 Gibson mandolin for almost 10,000 bucks, pretending that it is as vintage as one possibly WORTH ten g's.....david henman said:...its really not that long ago (late 90s?) that i was accustomed to seeing vintage princeton reverbs and deluxe reverbs at the 12th fret for $450-$750.
Ya that sums it up well. It's one of those cases where if you love the guitar, you are better off just keeping it at this time.Jeff Flowerday said:Well unfortunately for you, your experience doesn't dictate the market. I've never met anyone looking for 70s anything, Gibson's or Fenders.
By the way, when did I mention I read on the Internet that they aren't great guitars?
And I believe you, there are probably some great 70s guitars out there. And you probably own a couple jems, but personally I'm still not going to buy one blind. I might consider it at the price you quoted, just incase I get lucky, if not turn it right around.
And I play them all the time..my guitars are not in glass cases...:rockon2:rippinglickfest said:Thats right! Its collectors who are driving the prices of these guitars to unfair (i think) prices. These guitars are meant to be played.
Hey Mario, I've got a '70 goldtop too. Bought mine in '71 and have no intention of selling it. Does yours have the Made in U.S.A stamp? I'm trying to determine when in '70 that appeared. Mine has 12th week of March/'70 pot codes and a slight volute and no stamp.mario said:I think it is just that time of the year. I'm sure if you try again in a few months, you will have better luck. BTW, I have a 1970 Les Paul Goldtop that is amazing! A keeper. Not all Norlin era guitars are bad.
Still, I just looked through a dozen or so and they were from $1900.xx to $2799.xx(asking of course) which is a little high I beleive. I have a 75 bought in 75 that I still play. I think I paid $350.xx us for it when I was in New Hampshire but I really don't see them being worth some of the prices they are asking on evil bay. Look at songbird music, they are trying to sell 70's deluxes for around the same and the ones I saw were pretty beat up.thefishingline said:My 72' LP Tobacco 9/10 burst never broke $1,700 on Evil Bay...what a change in the market!