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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Orville 56 LP Custom Reply with quote

Picked this one up today.
As far as I can remember I have only seen one before.

From 1996


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wulfman
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never seen one. Any idea on the serial number of that one?
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jacco
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, seen one 1.5 years ago on YJ. Weight?
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Nice, seen one 1.5 years ago on YJ. Weight?


A little over 4kg.
I expect it to arrive by next week.
I'm excited about a guitar for once
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:
I have never seen one. Any idea on the serial number of that one?


Not at the moment.
I will get back next week after it arrived.
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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice guitar.....
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol So much for the "done with japanese guitars" resolution. Once an addict, always an addict.
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pegcityrocker wrote:
lol So much for the "done with japanese guitars" resolution. Once an addict, always an addict.


Only cause it is a rare one.
I wouldn't feel like buying a 57 style Orville Custom
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly, that's what it's all about. That's why we love MIJ guitars so much, you never know when that "perfect", "rare", "collectable for a great price" guitar is going to come up.

I mean, are we ever really "done"? What does it mean to be "done"? I've said it many times but I always find myself trolling around again for that "one". Or sometimes I find that it just shows up on my screen and I must have it. I myself declared I was "done" last month - then last night I go and buy a Navigator. So much for that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:
Pegcityrocker wrote:
lol So much for the "done with japanese guitars" resolution. Once an addict, always an addict.


Only cause it is a rare one.
I wouldn't feel like buying a 57 style Orville Custom



What ever..... I think its time you have a fire sale!!!
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CliffsComicWorld wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Pegcityrocker wrote:
lol So much for the "done with japanese guitars" resolution. Once an addict, always an addict.


Only cause it is a rare one.
I wouldn't feel like buying a 57 style Orville Custom



What ever..... I think its time you have a fire sale!!!


No, no fire sales.
Then my pockets be on fire and we all know where that would end
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:
I have never seen one. Any idea on the serial number of that one?


Serial: 611452

Seems there were some weird stuff coming from Orville that year.
I had a Orville (non by Gibson or by Gibson reissue) which had one piece back and nitro finish.
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Mono
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice and bloody rare - i've never seen or heard of one before!

ebony or rosewood board?
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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mono wrote:
very nice and bloody rare - i've never seen or heard of one before!

ebony or rosewood board?


Rosewood.

I will sell her soon so if you are interested let me know.
Trades are possible as well of course.
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LPjunior
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, can you tell me more about this guitar or post more pics. I've been searching for an MIJ 56 BB custom and came across this. Seems it's just a normal Fujigen Orville that sold for $102 and has been converted if you look at the photos from this ad

http://www.gibsonlespaulcustom.net/for-sale/gibson-les-paul-custom-for-sale/27648/orville-les-paul-custom-mij-1996-black-gibson





Same serial and damage on the neck etc I've been thinking of doing something similar since there don't appear to be any 56 LPC's I can find other than the navigators or edwards. What's the routing and touch up like and was it hard to do ?

Thanks
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