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Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:12 pm
by Pegcityrocker
Just got my 59 RI today. It's a 1993 Fujigen. It sounds GREAT; I love the 57 Classics.

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Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:39 am
by mojo hobo
Congrats peg! :D :P :lol: Very nice !
Glad you are enjoying that great guitar..


MOJO HOBO

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:30 am
by Pegcityrocker
Thanks Mojo. Now I just need to find a set of tall pickup rings for her. It's too bad OBG's don't come standard with tall rings like Tokai's do. Right now it seems like every place is sold out of Gibson Historic spec tall rings. There are DMC and Fatboy etc but they want hundreds of dollars for them! Anyone know where these can be found? The neck should be 1/4" tall and the bridge should be 1/2" tall.

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:51 am
by rastafred
somone from here pulled the trigger on the Orville RI? I'd love to know if that is a veneer or a solid top.

Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:01 am
by Pegcityrocker
Which Orville RI are you referring to?

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:24 am
by rastafred
Pegcityrocker wrote:Which Orville RI are you referring to?
The one I posted before:

http://page19.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... x126574456

Posted: Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:25 pm
by Udonitron
Well I emailed the store and so did Villager...he told Villager it was a veneer but he assured me they checked and it was a solid flame top so who knows...I wanted to buy it outside of Rinkya etc (the fees are ridiculous) but someone nabbed it before he got back to me.

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:58 pm
by NWOBHM
Pegcityrocker wrote:Thanks Mojo. Now I just need to find a set of tall pickup rings for her. It's too bad OBG's don't come standard with tall rings like Tokai's do. Right now it seems like every place is sold out of Gibson Historic spec tall rings. There are DMC and Fatboy etc but they want hundreds of dollars for them! Anyone know where these can be found? The neck should be 1/4" tall and the bridge should be 1/2" tall.
Dimarzio makes the tall pickup rings, Alot of people use them as cheap alternatives to DMC,Vintage Clone, They come in white or cream. Most get the white and then age them themselves.

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:17 pm
by Pegcityrocker
Dimarzio makes the tall pickup rings, Alot of people use them as cheap alternatives to DMC,Vintage Clone, They come in white or cream. Most get the white and then age them themselves.
Great info - thanks! I'll check them out.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:11 am
by Freebird
Can someone please help me understand something? In comparing the LPS-59R and LPS-57C "reissues", the only differences I can see between the two is that the LPS-59R does not have a pickguard and it cost 15,000 yen more than the LPS-57C when new in 1993. Are there other differences that I haven't been able to glean from the forum topics? Forgive me if I've missed the obvious.

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:32 am
by t.olsen
As the number says is the 57 a reissue of a 57 Les Paul while the 59 is a 59 burst reissue.There was no burst top available in 57 what means that the 57LPC has a plaintop.The 59RI has a flametop and in most cases it is a thin veneer laminated over the maple top.A few have a solid flame top but they are pretty rare.As you said the other specs are similar like fret edge binding and the 57 classic pus.But normally both come with a pickguard and only a handful without a pickguard and a pickguard hole.I never had a 57 so I cannot say what the neck is like but if you are interested ask villager who knows all the specs at

japanguitars.co.uk

You can find some fine OBGs on his site too :wink:

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:07 pm
by Freebird
Thank you for the additional info.

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:17 am
by Koubayashi
t.olsen wrote:As the number says is the 57 a reissue of a 57 Les Paul while the 59 is a 59 burst reissue.There was no burst top available in 57 what means that the 57LPC has a plaintop.The 59RI has a flametop and in most cases it is a thin veneer laminated over the maple top.A few have a solid flame top but they are pretty rare.As you said the other specs are similar like fret edge binding and the 57 classic pus.But normally both come with a pickguard and only a handful without a pickguard and a pickguard hole.I never had a 57 so I cannot say what the neck is like but if you are interested ask villager who knows all the specs at

japanguitars.co.uk

You can find some fine OBGs on his site too :wink:
I have had a bunch of 57ri's.
Both
GT's and Customs.
usually two piece backs with two piece tops (maple on GTs and Mahogany on Custom). Sometimes 3 piece backs on either model and 3 piece backs on customs.

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:39 pm
by Angelloveguitars
Did OBG 59' model (57C &59R) have OEM Japan's bridge or Gibson ABR-1 bridge?
Thanks,

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 am
by The Beatles Sound
le juge wrote:Here's my 1993 LPS-59R made by Terada. One of my favorite Les Paul.
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:o normalement je n'aime pas les guitares rouges mais il y a des exceptions, est que tu vends celle la ?