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Very nice OBG,unfortunately price is going up

 
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t.olsen
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Very nice OBG,unfortunately price is going up Reply with quote

I found this obg tobacco yesterday and today,the price is still rising

http://cgi.ebay.de/1991-Orville-by-Gibson-Les-Paul-Standard-Real-Flame-Top_W0QQitemZ190373483168QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item2c5324d2a0

Unfortunately the pics are not loading,so I only can see the small pic above.Even the link for high res pics will not work but perhaps only on my pc
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking top on that...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you see the pictures,Ryan ? I don't
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t.olsen, I can see the pictures fine so it might be your pc. That's a great looking guitar alright.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looker alright, but it's got a two piece heel on the neck, forget it.

Since when has an ObG Les Paul had cost cutting measures like that?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marvelous color and figuring on the top.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice, but that heel would make it a no no for me.

Heres a similar OBG, very cool, but silly money surely?

http://www.guitargai.com/html_folder/gai_orvilleC.html#
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome !
What a solid flametop and the condition is unbelievable ! Even on the backside almost no dings visible,looks like brand new guitar.
About the price I totally agree with you
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately ......................

yes, I have to agree but my idea of what is unfortunate is the 10 lb. plus weight ........ but hey, I'm sure there are those that don't mind that aspect a bit ............
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Deadstring wrote:
Very nice, but that heel would make it a no no for me.

Heres a similar OBG, very cool, but silly money surely?

http://www.guitargai.com/html_folder/gai_orvilleC.html#


The price on this one is $2475
That seems an awful lot to me. Many other good choices around at that price or less.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The frets show only minimal wear. No binding cracks."

Wouldn't this have had a refret on it? Don't ObG's have fret edge binding? The frets are clearly not bounded.

http://somara.com/guitars/download/12499
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not in 1991 they didnt, normally 93 and 94, but some 92's and 95 also..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the OBG has a 3 piece body back, and a separate piece for a neck heel & that is early/mid '80s Burny RLG-50 territory AFA those attributes

sure the OBG has a nice top & it's not a clown burst finish (big plus) but with the above items & the extra weight, I'm thinking there are more than a few out there that have much more $$$ than they have brains ................

The below pics are an early/mid '80s RLG-50 w/period typical 3 pc. back & spliced neck heel.
The mega 3D top has tons of annual ring exposure, tons of random & multi sized flame, and more birdseye than a 'flock of seagulls'
Even in todays market it would have sold for several bill$ le$$ than that insane priced OBG; probably 1/3rd less .........
Sorry for the crappy/indoor/flash pics .......... from back in the day




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