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scooticus
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:46 pm    Post subject: OBG semi-hollows Reply with quote

Has Orville, or OBG ever made replicas of the upper-end Gibson (345 or 355) semi-hollows? I've never seen one...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

175 i think..

http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b113144566


and i remember seeing another type too..
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those jazz box types bear no resemblance to a 335 - they are not thin lines and no solid block in the middle.

Personally, I haven't seen a 345 or 355 from any of the Japanese builders in a couple of years looking at Yahoo, except for a Greco 345 which did not have wiring that worked the same as a 345.

I think they might be quite rare...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://page15.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/t185530135


Here is a 335 but not a 355. See the 335's quite often on Yahoo actually but not the 355's...I have seen a few 355's however so they might be a rare breed. Greco's are more frequent for sure


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fellows! I don't believe Orville made any 345/355 replicas, but it never hurts to ask. I've still got a strong desire for a 335 and will keep looking.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ES-175 OBG's are way tougher to find than ES-335's.
They are amazing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one just listed




http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k129543458


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But 175's are not semi hollows
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found an ObG ES-175 listed as near mint. I couldn't resist, she should be coming to her new home Friday.
http://www.j-guitar.com/sp/sea/view_detailt.cgi?pid=12281544

It is a '92 despite the caption. Terada perhaps? I have no idea.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Terada.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wulfman wrote:
I just found an ObG ES-175 listed as near mint. I couldn't resist, she should be coming to her new home Friday.
http://www.j-guitar.com/sp/sea/view_detailt.cgi?pid=12281544

It is a '92 despite the caption. Terada perhaps? I have no idea.


Holy Sh1t Wulf...I think you need an intervention soon LOL

Here is another one just listed


http://page9.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/k135131325


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Never played an OBG ES175..... never seen one for that matter. Had two Greco's..... sold the sunburst and kept the blonde.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Udonitron wrote:
wulfman wrote:
I just found an ObG ES-175 listed as near mint. I couldn't resist, she should be coming to her new home Friday.
http://www.j-guitar.com/sp/sea/view_detailt.cgi?pid=12281544

It is a '92 despite the caption. Terada perhaps? I have no idea.


Holy Sh1t Wulf...I think you need an intervention soon LOL

Here is another one just listed


Well, It has been almost 10 days since I purchased a guitar so I think I am under control for now. i came close with a couple of low-ball bids on Yahoo that got outbid. The Terada is in nice condition, I guess the jazz players pay a little more attention and play a lot more sober than the average Japanese Greco LP owner.

I strung it up with flatwound 12s and now I can pretend I am Kenny Burrell. It is pre-93 so it has those older gibson pickups that will need to be changed to something more PAF-ish. Nobody told me the bridges are not attached to the body though, I had a surprise when it fell off!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought ObG production started in 1988? Is the picture incorrect?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that is a typo. it is a 1992 model, no FEB or Classic 57s.
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