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  Topic: K Serial Orville origins
orvilleowner

Replies: 88
Views: 81647

PostForum: Orville   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:04 pm   Subject: K Serial Orville origins
It certainly is hard to debunk something once it gets accepted as truth on the internet. There are few definitive statements of fact about ObG guitars. The Bacon & Day Les Paul Book (from the ea ...
  Topic: Gibson Japan No More?
orvilleowner

Replies: 8
Views: 3194

PostForum: Other   Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:26 pm   Subject: Gibson Japan No More?
The Gibson announcement is

Official Gibson Guitar Statement On Yamano Music
01/26/2007

Gibson Guitar, the world?s premiere musical instrument manufacturer, has announced that Yamano Music is ...
  Topic: K Serial Orville origins
orvilleowner

Replies: 88
Views: 81647

PostForum: Orville   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:42 am   Subject: K Serial Orville origins
Thanks for all of your research on the K Orvilles.
Except for the uncertainty about the manufacturers, I gotta believe it.

For the simple reason that we don't see 1989 through 1992 inked serial nu ...
  Topic: 18 watt Marshall clones?
orvilleowner

Replies: 29
Views: 12283

PostForum: Amps   Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:03 pm   Subject: 18 watt Marshall clones?
The Quest to Find the Perfect Amp!!

Wow, good luck. No amp can do all .... but in the category of small practice or bedroom amp, the winner is the old Marshall "Lead 12" (Model 5005) fro ...
  Topic: K Serial Orville origins
orvilleowner

Replies: 88
Views: 81647

PostForum: Orville   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:51 am   Subject: K Serial Orville origins
Interesting theory, I'm still trying to absorb it. K = Kanda Shokai makes sense.

However, the theory would imply that Ishibashi never sold any new higher end Orville by Gibson models. Was that tr ...
  Topic: New Epiphone Japan LQ (limited models) added...
orvilleowner

Replies: 21
Views: 6817

PostForum: Other   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 10:28 am   Subject: New Epiphone Japan LQ (limited models) added...
I'm curious about who currently makes this Epi Japan Limited line. Does anyone know?

It used to be Fuji Gen Gakki, but in another post, javelin70 tells us that "Fuji Gen have stopped producin ...
  Topic: Orville K serial date confirmation
orvilleowner

Replies: 13
Views: 10022

PostForum: Other   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:27 am   Subject: Orville K serial date confirmation
Good bit of detective work. It goes along with some info I found (a long time ago) that stickers were used early on, but there's so much incorrect info regarding when Orville by Gibsons were made and ...
  Topic: Orville K Serial Date Info
orvilleowner

Replies: 2
Views: 2442

PostForum: Other   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:14 am   Subject: Orville K Serial Date Info
On earlier uses of the "Orville" name, a well-known music-biz person and guitar collector told me this:

"Orville began as a very cheap and low quality line of guitars in the
70's eq ...
  Topic: Orville by Gibson no serial number?
orvilleowner

Replies: 1
Views: 1155

PostForum: Other   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:08 am   Subject: Orville by Gibson no serial number?
Nice find.

You never know about a "one-off" like that. It could have been a mistake at the factory (they forgot to stamp it), we'll never know. Unfortunately, one guitar does not make a ...
  Topic: A Top of the Line Orville
orvilleowner

Replies: 6
Views: 2174

PostForum: Other   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:00 am   Subject: A Top of the Line Orville
That was a special run for a Japanese Distributor.
  Topic: Tune of the day
orvilleowner

Replies: 2019
Views: 390040

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:04 am   Subject: Tune of the day
Machine Gun -- Jimi Hendrix (the Isle of Wight version)
  Topic: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
orvilleowner

Replies: 42
Views: 16455

PostForum: Other   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:03 am   Subject: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
The Letter in the serial numbers of Orville by Gibsons and Orvilles may indicate the factory, but it's certainly not in the way it was used on other Asian guitars. Clearly, G J A & K are NOT the ...
  Topic: Favorite Guitarists?
orvilleowner

Replies: 141
Views: 61453

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:39 am   Subject: Favorite Guitarists?
beyond the popular well-known guitarists, I've always liked

Mick Rogers
Junior Hansen
Jim McCarty
Akira Takasaki
  Topic: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
orvilleowner

Replies: 42
Views: 16455

PostForum: Other   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:37 am   Subject: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
They did make all-mahogany bodied Les Paul Customs.

The 1997 Orville LPC-85 is an example. The catalog description translates to "On the strong demand from the musicians, this 1957 re-issue m ...
  Topic: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
orvilleowner

Replies: 42
Views: 16455

PostForum: Other   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:19 am   Subject: Orville by Gibson Serial numbers
All the one's I've seen are inked on (not stamped into the wood).
 
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