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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:19 am    Post subject: Orville made in Korea Reply with quote

Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Orville made in Korea Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:
Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?

Why do you ask?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:04 am    Post subject: Re: Orville made in Korea Reply with quote

Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?

Why do you ask?


Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the general consensus is no.. they were all made in Japan..

do a search theres info on here somewhere..
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: Orville made in Korea Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:
Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?

Why do you ask?


Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.

Orville or Orville by Gibson?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
the general consensus is no.. they were all made in Japan..

do a search theres info on here somewhere..


That is my thought on it as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: Orville made in Korea Reply with quote

Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?

Why do you ask?


Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.

Orville or Orville by Gibson?


As the headline says: Orville.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the serial number?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know they were all MIJ.

I do remember reading an article stating that some people mistakenly thought that Orvilles with the serial number beginning with K claimed that they were Korean made where in fact K in the serial number denotes Terada made Orvilles and ObGs...

This might be where the confusion stems from...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigmania wrote:
What is the serial number?


It has none since the sticker has been removed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johny642000 wrote:
As far as I know they were all MIJ.

I do remember reading an article stating that some people mistakenly thought that Orvilles with the serial number beginning with K claimed that they were Korean made where in fact K in the serial number denotes Terada made Orvilles and ObGs...

This might be where the confusion stems from...


Yeah, I have read that article as well.
However, I have never seen a K-Orville that doesn't have Terada traits.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It has none since the sticker has been removed.


Sticker? Is it a hollowbody?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigmania wrote:
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It has none since the sticker has been removed.


Sticker? Is it a hollowbody?


No, Terada made LPs and SGs from Terada sometimes have a sticker with a serial number instead of having the serial inked onto the headstock
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The lower priced (K) Orville guitars which were priced at 75,000 Yen and below were not given serial numbers by Terada. Serial numbers are not always essential when only one guitar factory is making all of the guitars, as the distributor (Yamano Gakki) knows exactly which guitar factory made the guitar even when the guitar has no identifiable guitar factory serial number. As Terada were the only guitar factory making all of the Orville guitars between 1989 and 1993, they did not need to serialize the (K) Orville guitars which were made more for the first time or intermediate player market."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orville_by_Gibson
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Orvilles made in Japan. K Sticker Orvilles are the lowest end, but still CIJ.
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