So I bought another one...Should show up on Monday or Tuesday.
This is a 1979 Les Paul Deluxe. Original mini humbucker in the neck and full-size vintage Dimarzio Super Distortion on the bridge. Dark wine red (kind of an ox blood).
I had a 1979 les paul (custom) in high school and have always kind of been nostalgic for another one with the giant volute and boat anchor weight. This is 10 pounds 8 oz according to seller. Not sure if that's brutally heavy seems about average for a Norlin...I've heard of some at 12 pounds.
Always wanted to try a Dimarzio, and looking forward to hearing what the neck mini humbucker sounds like...they are supposed to be a little brighter which I think will sound great considering standard neck Les Paul pickups always seem a little muddy.
Running out of space. It seems a lot harder to get rid of guitars than it does pinball machines!