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muccax
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Orville by Gibson Explorer Reply with quote

hi
just won this one ,,,,,, can anybody tell me something about it ...
not mint but it looks ok ,,,,,,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22552280@N02/sets/72157623261077203/
all the best
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muccax
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
does no one know any thing about this OBG
all the best
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Udonitron
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY nice! I love Explorer's and need to get one at some point here
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muccax
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
i hope so ...... ,,, do you know if it is in nitro ,,,, i can not find anything about obg explorer on the net ,,,,,,, i mean what kind of wood pickups and paint ,,,,, found something about a orville explorer
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging from the wood grain on that, looks to be mahogany for sure. Nitro, not sure man but those were pricey guitars so it is possible
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Joop
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: ObG Explorer Reply with quote

Hi Otto,

Here is some information for you, hope this helps.

Your explorer is a 92 made Terada Explorer. The neck pick up is a Gibson one that was standard for many of the ObG's (it is not a '57 classic). The bridge pick up should have had the same patent no but I can't see it on the pictures so then you would have to presume that it is a replacement part and perhaps the make will remain unknown. What you could try to do is to measure the DC resistance and see if it is in line with the neck pick up. If it measures a lot more, then you can be certain that it is a replacement part because the orignals would have been quite matched, for example. 7,9 Ohms in the neck and 8,2 in the bridge or something similar, but not 9,5 or 11 if you know what I mean.

I can't give you any information about the wood or finish. Main question is, how does it sound and play for you? If you're happy with it, that is all that matters.

Hope this helps...

Regards,

Joop
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muccax
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
and thank yoy very much .... i did belive the pickups were original ,,,
i dont have the guitar yet but it is on the way from japan now ,,,
so i will have to wait and see when i get it
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PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
i got the guitar now ..... and it looks like the pickups are stock
99% sure they are original to the guitar
and the even sound great ,,,,,, .... but it is a bit beat up ,,,,,,
i think it is a very good guitar ,,,,,
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