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jockscott
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:34 am    Post subject: What about Orville? Reply with quote

What do you say about this Orville guitar? Looking for an black LP and searching wide on japanese market(Burny, Greco, Tokai, Orville...) Found this item on ebay but doesn?t really know much about them.

Any opinions about quality, compared to other japanese guitars?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ORVILLE-Gibson-Black-Les-Paul-Custom-Guitar_W0QQitemZ230353366363QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV?hash=item35a2216d5b&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1683|293%3A1|294%3A50
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an average price for those out of japan. Personally I'm not all that interested in the non "by Gibson" orvilles. I just don't see them as being anything special over say a decent epiphone.

I've got a G serial number 89 "by gibson" and it's a great guitar.

Others might be able to give you a better A/B comparison of the differences, but if you're really diggin that one..I'd say the price is fair.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I would be surpised if Epi's are as good as an Orville. What do others think?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobK wrote:
Really? I would be surpised if Epi's are as good as an Orville. What do others think?


The original MIJ Epi's are really just Orvilles with a different name on, they are a million miles away from the Epis that are sold today.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed John. the MIJ Epiphones especially the "elite" and "elitest" models are very good guitars.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1
MiJ Epi's are no representation of the Epi you can buy in your local music store...unless your local store is in Japan
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Epi Japan special order, nitro...... it's better than Orville quality:




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what year to what year Orville guitars were made?
Orville By Gibson first? then just Orville?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SUSHI GUY wrote:
From what year to what year Orville guitars were made?
Orville By Gibson first? then just Orville?

Orville was made from 1988 through 1998. OBG's (Orville by Gibson) were made from 1988 through 1995.

The OBG "reissues" (fret-edge binding, fatter necks, aged-body binding, solid tops, etc.) were mostly made in '93 & '94 but there are a few with '92 & '95 serial numbers.

These are ALL OBG's.....
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Innadaze wrote:
SUSHI GUY wrote:
From what year to what year Orville guitars were made?
Orville By Gibson first? then just Orville?

Orville was made from 1988 through 1998. OBG's (Orville by Gibson) were made from 1988 through 1995.

The OBG "reissues" (fret-edge binding, fatter necks, aged-body binding, solid tops, etc.) were mostly made in '93 & '94 but there are a few with '92 & '95 serial numbers.

These are ALL OBG's.....


Thank you very much Innadaze!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have run into a few Orville's that surpassed their OBG and Gibson counterparts.It was a pleasant surprise.I am a fan of both OBG and Orville.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

buy the cheaper priced Fuji Gen made Orvilles; great guitars & the position markers don't fall out .............
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