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Koubayashi
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Fretboard inlays Reply with quote

I have owned around 40-50 Orvilles and ObG's over the years.
One thing I noticed is that more than 50% of them must have been glued badly from the factory cause the inlays fall off or are lose.
anyone else with this experience?

Never happened on my Grecos, Burnys or Tokais.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

always...

only ObG's

they used a glue which becomes brittle with age...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
always...

only ObG's

they used a glue which becomes brittle with age...


I have experienced it on Orvilles as well. the K-series have this problem as well which is another argue for them being made in Japan.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes that makes a lot of sense, funny how never happened with the same era Fuji-gen Greco's, same place same time..different glue!!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 My Orville came minus most of the markers and the rest where ready to fall out
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
yes that makes a lot of sense, funny how never happened with the same era Fuji-gen Greco's, same place same time..different glue!!


No other guitar made in Fujigen has this problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barburny wrote:
+1 My Orville came minus most of the markers and the rest where ready to fall out


That sounds like the typicall orville guitar.
My local guitar shop must make a fortune on me and all the inlays I buy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its the bloody filing down I hate, cos they are always too thick....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
its the bloody filing down I hate, cos they are always too thick....


Yup. And the color is always off so changing 1 = changing all.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah but u can dye them...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Fretboard inlays Reply with quote

Koubayashi wrote:
I have owned around 40-50 Orvilles and ObG's over the years.
One thing I noticed is that more than 50% of them must have been glued badly from the factory cause the inlays fall off or are lose.
anyone else with this experience?

I noticed the one you got off YJ recently had some fret markers already missing.

I've seen this before, but I must've gotten the other 50% because I've never had that problem with any of my OBG's.

...and I can be pretty rough on my guitars.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
its the bloody filing down I hate, cos they are always too thick....

Yup I had some great fun doing just that but had it mastered by the 12th fret and was missing chunks of fingenail and tips
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have owned only the Fugi Gen Orville examples (no letter prefix - 6 digit serial #)

never had a single problem with any position marker on any of them; great quality guitars
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like the inlays dropping out problem is mostly with the Terada made G serial Orville by Gibsons and the K Orvilles from the photos I've seen.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

japanstrat wrote:
It seems like the inlays dropping out problem is mostly with the Terada made G serial Orville by Gibsons and the K Orvilles from the photos I've seen.



I thought the OBG models were supposed to be a better quality product than the Orville line ..................
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