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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: A rare bird indeed Reply with quote

just got this, 3 of them made for the 1994 tokyo guitar show, and featured on the front cover of the 1994 ObG catalogue,

8lbs 8ozs, solid flametop, custom bindings, long tenon, 57 classics, fujigen made, has the number 1 in the PU cavity










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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow ! Congratulations ! I wonder how you lucky bastard find such rare guitars one of three...

Is it refretted or all original and produced without fret edge binding ?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

all original, because I don't think the lines in the binding on the neck would have worked so well with FEB
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that might look a little strange
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with that strip of mahogany it looks like a neck through
But I assume that if you say about a long neck tenon, it obviously must not be NTB. But is that a mahogany veneer over a flame top?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no its an inlaid block
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool....gorgeous guitar!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the guitar something to do with those Orvilles :

http://www.japanvintageguitars.com/images/large/OBG%20LP%20Rose%20Top.jpg

http://www.japanvintageguitars.com/images/large/Orville%20By%20Gibson%20Walnut.JPG

or are they other special releases ?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

different, those were a limited run with a veneer of the rosewood or walnut
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Les Paul Spotlight Special.
http://www.hendrixguitars.com/Gi302.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That double binding on the neck is SEX. Do want!

You'd have thought they'd have made a mahogany TRC for it...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after close examination the inlay block is walnut
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic guitar....... Cali Girl... great info as well !!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

t.olsen wrote:
Wow ! Congratulations ! I wonder how you lucky bastard find such rare guitars one of three...

Is it refretted or all original and produced without fret edge binding ?



Its all about being prepared to pay when there is something offered
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait...I thought there were 5 of these made in total?
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