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7 digit serial Orville?
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zerolevel1
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: 7 digit serial Orville? Reply with quote

Hi Everyone.

Iwas hoping somebody can help me identify this guitar I acquired. It was said to be an orville guitar which the headstock (probably the body too) was repainted. I'm the 3rd owner, and would like to know if this is really an orville or whatever guitar this is. I done some initial researching but found that there are orville serials with no letter on them but they only have 6 digits. mine has 7. can anybody identify this guitar? I would really appreciate it.







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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm perhaps it is a late 70's Burny?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Udonitron wrote:
Mmm perhaps it is a late 70's Burny?


really? Does burny have this kind of serial?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Burny's later 70's models had a 7 digit but I do not think they used the Gibby split diamond until 82 or so. Hmmm
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would a pic of the cavities or electronics would help? I haven't have one yet though. maybe when i get home from work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not a late 70s Burny. 1978/79 did have a 7 digit serial but was stamped and made by Tokai. All these serials started with an 8.
Pics of the pu cavities and control cavity would help.
How many pieces top & backwood are there?
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zerolevel1
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
How many pieces top & backwood are there?


Uhmm. I can't tell. How can I distinguish it from the paint?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zerolevel1 wrote:
jacco wrote:
How many pieces top & backwood are there?


Uhmm. I can't tell. How can I distinguish it from the paint?


If you hold it in the right light you probably can tell, I can with my 2 customs. Or maybe it's thick lacquer? Take a look in the pup cavity maybe it's possible to distinguish 2 pieces of wood.
Pics?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try to take pic of he cavity when i got home.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where there any ever ObG Customs that had fret binding but didn't have an ebony board ('57 RI)?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mono wrote:
Where there any ever ObG Customs that had fret binding but didn't have an ebony board ('57 RI)?


It's very possible, as there's quite a few Japan made Customs that have rosewood fingerboards, although they sometimes stain them black so it's hard to tell from photos.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some pics now. Sorry if the shots are crappy.









hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like that is a Tokai LC-60 from 1985 - neck tenon and square routing in the pickup cavities?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aren't those the chinese burny PU's?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with JV,looks like a tokai made guitar from 1985...what does the guitar weigh ,is the body made from mahogany....Hard to tell from your pictures....?

Heres a picture of i think MOJOBURSTs tokai lc60 ....with a basswood body...




I think the pups have been replaced...


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