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ObG LPS-'59R and LPS-57C

 
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ezra1
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:55 am    Post subject: ObG LPS-'59R and LPS-57C Reply with quote

What is the average weight for these guitars ?I have found some of the '59's to be well over 9 lbs...about 9lbs.12 to 14 oz. and I really like lighter guitars and found a plain top '57 at 8 lbs. and 14 oz..(that is about the lightest plain top I have found,well,there was another at 8 lbs. 12 oz.)so can somebody help a brother out ? I would love to pull the trigger on a '59,but that seems heavy.The plain top is really in the ballpark weight wise,but not as visually appealing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you already found this site

http://www.japanguitars.co.uk/Page%202%20Orville%20By%20Gibson.html

If not it's nice to check the different weights.But sounds like you were talking about 2 of those OBGs
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed..I got a very nice ObG double cutaway TV Yellow LP Jr. from Mark a few yrs. ago that has a really great neck,so I called him and got some really good advice .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good choice ! Got my OBG from him as well
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ezra1
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will have to go to the Tokai-older .

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very very nice !!! Believe it or not but I was thinking yesterday about buying exactly this guitar.But makes no sense before I do not sell 1 or 2 others...
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soundcreation
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my ObG terada made standard is 8 pounds.....



I don't think I'll ever sell it...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 lbs. is a sweet sweet weight....you are a lucky person !!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ezra1 wrote:
8 lbs. is a sweet sweet weight....you are a lucky person !!


yep..it's super resonant....very round tone.....

Crazy thing is....I think it was meant to be a K orville....(non by Gibson), as it has a couple of features common to that line....namely a 3 piece body, and neck heel cap.


Maybe when they got it together and played it...they were like OK...that's got to be a "by Gibson" model....lol...

I do believe that more often than not great specs will give you a great guitar, but this guitar is the exception to that generalization.

And in the end I'm more interested in great sound, than having a trophy guitar.
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