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Did Terada make '59 LPR's ?

 
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3pupLPC
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:16 am    Post subject: Did Terada make '59 LPR's ? Reply with quote

I am still a little confused on my recent pick up. It is a G0 serial plaintop LP, obviously a Terada built piece from 1990, and it has all '59 reissue specs... FEB, '57 PAFs, long-tenon, plain TRC (I know these can be changed but...). The only slightly disconcerting spec is that it has a 3-pc body.
Can you guys weigh in on Terada and reissues? I had originally thought the true LPR's didnt come in until Fuji-Gen in'93, and I jumped on this one thinking it was one of those without checking the serial number (my bad) ; I just saw all of the previosly mentioned specs and dove. Do I have a true LPR, or is it a VERY nicely spec'ed, high-end Terada?
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seeing that your serial is G0xxxxx it means that it's a 1990 Terada made OBG and it isn't a reissue because the reissues start in late 1992.
Terada and Fujigen made the OBG reissues and the reissues are only these models LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R and SG-61R. For the usual OBG models see http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=11488 . Fujgen started making OBG's in late 1992 but Terada didn't stop making OBG's after late 1992. Fujigen was making the majority of the solid body OBG's towards the end of the OBG's in 1995 though.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your feedback Japanstrat... quite disappointing I must say . So any idea as to what I have here? Other than a very nice player...?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You probably have a regular 1990 OBG LP because the higher OBG models didn't really start until 1992 like the quilt and flame top OBG's and the OBG reissues.

From OBG catalogs

1988 the Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standards and Customs were 93,000 Yen and in 1990 they were 95,000 Yen and in 1992 they were 110,000 Yen.

OBG model history

http://forum.japanaxe.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=981
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, mystery solved I think, and basically it comes down to me being a STOOOPID IDIOT, with temporary dyslexia... the serial number is G303244, making it a '93 Tereda.

Innadaze, thank you very much for your PM and your help. Taking the additional pix you suggested made me squint closely again (this time accurately) at the serial.

So, I guess sheepishly back to my original question, apparently Terada did make a few LPR's (fingers x'd), as this one falls in the 93-95 window?

He are a few pix.

http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010077.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010082.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010084.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010085.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010086.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010087.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010071.jpg
http://s462.photobucket.com/albums/qq346/3pupLPC/?action=view&current=P1010075.jpg
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