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Help me check this orville out

Post by b1adefury » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:01 am

Hey guys, I'm new here and I am looking to buy my first MIJ les paul. I am looking at this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... tsupported

Can you guys help me check that everything is alright with it? I am new to orvilles so I don't really know what I should look out for.

Your help will be much appreciated!

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Post by Ozeshin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:11 am

Gonna be hard to date...can you ask the seller to post a pic of the headstock both front and rear?
Specifically the Logo.

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Post by b1adefury » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:15 am

Ozeshin wrote:Gonna be hard to date...can you ask the seller to post a pic of the headstock both front and rear?
Specifically the Logo.
Hey Ozeshin, there are pics at the bottom of the page. Scroll down and you will see it. The serial number is 401412, made in Fujigen is 1994 apparently.

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Post by Ozeshin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:13 am

Ahhh..yes...saw the pics.
1994 it is....typical medium/long tenon.
The only thing i can see is that most of the inlays have shrunk...look closely and you can see where the crud from years of playing has deposited around the inlays .

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Post by b1adefury » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:55 pm

oh man thats kinda gross. any way to get rid of that stuff?

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Post by UITA » Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:33 pm

Ozeshin wrote: The only thing i can see is that most of the inlays have shrunk...look closely and you can see where the crud from years of playing has deposited around the inlays .
Is this true? I thought it was excess glue. To me this looks like a ral nice example, yes a little bit of lemon oil on the fingerboard but that's about it. If it wasn't for the bad exchange rate in the UK I'd consider it.
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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:27 pm

It isn't goo, its filler, quite common on most guitars. Sometimes the filler isn't as noticeable but i wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Post by Ozeshin » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:13 pm

It is a selling point for some people but even new guitars have it...I've read reviews of new guitars that mention sloppy filler.

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Post by b1adefury » Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:41 pm

I guess I am fine with the glue or filler or whatever.. as long as its not like human dirt. Lol. Do you guys think it is a fair price? $780 with free shipping seems ok to me. But will I have to pay additional taxes to ship it to the US?

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:10 am

Looks like a nice axe and that is an ok price....the rest is up too you.

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Post by UITA » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:20 am

Ozeshin wrote:It is a selling point for some people
I can believe that, don't agree with it at all but each to their own. I have one that could be it's twin, wouldn't think twice about getting another.
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Post by BNR » Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:32 am

b1adefury wrote:I guess I am fine with the glue or filler or whatever.. as long as its not like human dirt. Lol. Do you guys think it is a fair price? $780 with free shipping seems ok to me. But will I have to pay additional taxes to ship it to the US?
Hey Blade the seller indicated he/she will list the guitar as a gift and at a lower price on the customs shipping invoice their is a good chance no taxes will be added in the US as the guitar is cleared through ISC. Good luck.

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Post by b1adefury » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:50 am

BNR wrote:
b1adefury wrote:I guess I am fine with the glue or filler or whatever.. as long as its not like human dirt. Lol. Do you guys think it is a fair price? $780 with free shipping seems ok to me. But will I have to pay additional taxes to ship it to the US?
Hey Blade the seller indicated he/she will list the guitar as a gift and at a lower price on the customs shipping invoice their is a good chance no taxes will be added in the US as the guitar is cleared through ISC. Good luck.
thats awesome news. thanks BNR!!

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