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ObG Reissue with 3 piece back?

 
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PetJyr
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:21 pm    Post subject: ObG Reissue with 3 piece back? Reply with quote

Did Orville make Reissues with 3 piece backs? I found a goldtop with fretbinding G3 serial, patent applied for pickup so everything points to a Reissue. But im pretty sure it has a 3 piece back.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G3 = 1993 so it could be a reissue.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pics of her.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: ObG Reissue with 3 piece back? Reply with quote

PetJyr wrote:
Did Orville make Reissues with 3 piece backs? I found a goldtop with fretbinding G3 serial, patent applied for pickup so everything points to a Reissue. But im pretty sure it has a 3 piece back.



Yes, there are OBG reissues with 3 piece backs; many of them ..........

This is only an indication of build spec, or rather, a lack there of a particular build spec

doesn't mean they are not good guitars, just means they have wide ranging specs for lumber ..............
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BUt on this one, honestly, it's very difficult to tell. Looks like 3 pieces but sometime, even with the guitar in hands you must check very carefully to see if it's the grain of the wood or 2 pieces of wooD.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the trick about determining body joins is what I call annular ring run out/annular ring intersection.

annular rings in lumber do not just disappear/intersect for no reason, they disappear/intersect because of joins.

On the above OBG example, there is annular ring run out/annular ring intersection at the toggle switch cover level, which is very obvious.
Also, there is another join, just across the top of the control route cover level, which is not quite as noticable as the other join but it's there.

When it comes to annular rings in lumber, they tell a story, in fact they tell many stories.

Also, if you see different types of mill work, i.e. rift sawn, flat sawn, quarter sawn, these different mill methods meeting will indicate, and will demonstrate joins, which will manifest in annular ring size change, grain size change, and/or color changes
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is my OBG LPR... G3xxxxxx. 3 piece for sure.

http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010071.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010084.jpg

Beautiful guitar otherwise. Very light.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3pupLPC wrote:
Here is my OBG LPR... G3xxxxxx. 3 piece for sure.

http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010071.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010084.jpg

Beautiful guitar otherwise. Very light.



Nice one, very nice & thanks for the pics.

My favorite Les Paul is still my lowly Burny RLG-50, with its' 3 piece back.
The thing just kicks all of my other Lesters squarely in the a**, even my LS320 .........
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more about the Burny's, MIJvintage... my two Burny Customs (SG and LP) are my #1a and 1b.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased this very guitar so if anyone is in interested in buying it off me please let me know.

I wasn't put off by the 3 piece back but anyhow ObG in decent condition are so difficult to find these days that it makes me wonder whether there won't be any available, specially overseas (i'm living in Japan), in the near future.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: ObG Reissue with 3 piece back? Reply with quote

PetJyr wrote:
Did Orville make Reissues with 3 piece backs? I found a goldtop with fretbinding G3 serial, patent applied for pickup so everything points to a Reissue. But im pretty sure it has a 3 piece back.


Not worse than my friend's stripped 1957 Goldtop. It has a 7 piece maple top Looks like hell but still pricey
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