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Tokai 80s ES-100/150 or orville by gibson reissue?

 
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bruno
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:23 am    Post subject: Tokai 80s ES-100/150 or orville by gibson reissue? Reply with quote

I'm curious about these two es-335 type guitars, old tokai es-100 and es-150 are amazing for sure, but I'd like to know how orville by gibson reissues rate against these, as I'm going to have to make a decision between one.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OBG reissues are only certain solid body models LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R and SG-61R made between late 1992 and 1995. I'm not aware of any OBG ES-335 reissues.

The OBG Semi Acoustics and the Orville Semi Acoustics were all made by Terada (G letter serial for OBG's and J letter serial for Orvilles) who are Semi Acoustic specialists and have been making Semi Acoustic Gretsch's and Epiphones from the late 80s/early 90s and other brands before that as well.

The Tokai Semi Acoustics are made equally as well as Terada so I suppose your choice would just come down to personal taste as there are no real issues with build quality from Terada or Tokai.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:40 am    Post subject: Re: Tokai 80s ES-100/150 or orville by gibson reissue? Reply with quote

bruno wrote:
I'm curious about these two es-335 type guitars, old tokai es-100 and es-150 are amazing for sure, but I'd like to know how orville by gibson reissues rate against these, as I'm going to have to make a decision between one.

thanks


You have this same post in another category I commented over there
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="japanstrat"]The OBG reissues are only certain solid body models LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R and SG-61R made between late 1992 and 1995. I'm not aware of any OBG ES-335 reissues.
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One of the trademarks of the Reissue series mentioned above is fret-edge binding... I have definitely seen an OBG ES-335 with FEB. It was listed from the same seller in Japan whose ebay name escapes me at the moment (English guy named John) that I purchsed my 59 reissue from. It had a beautiful birdseye maple top in tobacco burst. There are certainly OBG 335's with all of their RI traits ('57 classics, nitro, FEB, long tenon), I just dont know if they are called "reissues".
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"mijguitars" is the seller I was trying to remember... kind of a hard name huh?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's mijguitar, no s
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you are correct!
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