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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:03 am    Post subject: Order made OBG? ..oh so beautiful Reply with quote

ok here's something I have never seen before...



http://s13.photobucket.com/albums/a278/generalunrest/ObG%20LPR%20Order%20Made%20CHSB%20Solid%20top/

SOLID AAAAAA+ flametop, long tenon, fret binding, nitro is crackling, yet serial suggests 1990 which is impossible..

so either the 0 is an O for Order, in 1993/4 or its is a 1990 but with incredible features which didn't appear for another 3 years!!!

any suggestions ??
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a stamped wrong number to me.
Bad day at the office.

It's got a reissue format serial Y XXXX which didn't appear until late 1992 and the look and features of the guitar are more late 1992-1995.

It also appears to be a Fujigen made OBG with no G Terada letter and it would have the Fujigen non diagonal down the right side wiring channel (any pics) and Fujigen didn't start making OBG's until mid/late 1992 for various reasons.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

great day at the office you mean...heh..also the format of the stamp is different...but have you ever seen a solid top fuji-gen of that quality? I haven't.. in fact I have only ever seen 2 solid topped with fret binding, and both of those were terada's.. also both were kind of honeyburst too..

this is the first time i have ever seen a fuji-gen solid top with the long tenon and fret binding..if it is in fact Fuji-gen

will do pics of the channel...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote








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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wiring channel routing doesn't remind me of the Terada or Fujigen OBG routing.

It's a diagonal wiring channel that's routed before the top has been put on.

The way the routing is done on this OBG is that the wiring channels have been routed before the top has been put on very much like what Tokai do but the pickup cavity holes are not square shaped like the Tokai ones are although one of the bridge pickup cavity holes seems to be square like.

On the usual Terada and Fujigen OBG's, the wiring channels have been drilled or routed after the top has been put on and the Fujigen wiring channel runs down the right side and the Terada wiring channel is diagonal.

Also the Terada and Fujigen wiring channels are circular shaped like a regular drill does but this OBG's wiring channel is more rectangular shaped like what Tokai do.

Maybe this OBG is a prototype or a special order made by another guitar factory.
That might explain it's odd serial number.

I've never seen a OBG like this one.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That guitar is off the hook. What a beauty.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

japanstrat wrote:


Maybe this OBG is a prototype or a special order made by another guitar factory.
That might explain it's odd serial number.

I've never seen a OBG like this one.


thats what I mean ..its like nothing I have seen before either, also the fretboard is very very nice tight grained with lovely streaks, and looks like all my Greco braz boards rather than any ObG indian board I have ever seen ..and the other wierd thing is unlike any ObGI have, the nitro is beginning to crackle...thats something I have not seen on any other ObG either...a strange and rare beast indeed...

oh and it sounds devine too...heh..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice; the top reminds me of a Tokai top

OBTW villager, I don't go to your web site any longer because the last two times I went there, that damned Spyware 2009 invaded my computer
coincidence, or not, the only times it's ever happened to me ................
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not my site m8..

its spyware free, checked every day...

I have nothing on my site in the form of ads or banners, and no external links whatsoever.. I am the only person who changes my site, and I sweep it automatically every day to checks for any spyware, so its not my site thats the problem.....

maybe its those sex sites ... heh..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely stunning villager ....Incredibly find....Congrats
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
...a strange and rare beast indeed...

oh and it sounds devine too...heh..

Good find!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A real beauty!!! But what's up w/those chrome pickup covers next to that sweet nickel hardware? That is just WRONG, IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting and very lovely top. What p/ups are in it? Anything custom with them or the wiring? Or the normal Gibson 57's with ceramic caps?

The top is drilled for pickguard. Any of the FM or QM models that I have seen - especially the Yamano's - have not been drilled.

Oooppss.. I see from you site that it has Rolphs. Scratch that question..
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJvintage wrote:
OBTW villager, I don't go to your web site any longer because the last two times I went there, that damned Spyware 2009 invaded my computer
coincidence, or not, the only times it's ever happened to me ................


What an accusation! Mark's site is the last place I'd be looking at as the culprit - hell, he doesn't leave so much as a tracking cookie.

Here's a guide for getting rid of what I think you're talking about:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-removal/remove-xp-antispyware-2009

You're likely to pick that up from a mis-timed click, and most likely from a site serving advertising from the people who make it.

Also, use Firefox and not Internet Explorer, and you won't be exposed to a tenth of these things.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it came with gibson 300k pots and old black caps, so I have completely re-wired it 50's style with matched 500k CTS and orange drops...

also I put the rolphs in, it came without pickups...
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