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Orville made in Korea

Post by Koubayashi » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:19 am

Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?

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Re: Orville made in Korea

Post by Innadaze » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:34 pm

Koubayashi wrote:Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?
Why do you ask?

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Re: Orville made in Korea

Post by Koubayashi » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:04 am

Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?
Why do you ask?
Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.

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Post by villager » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:55 am

the general consensus is no.. they were all made in Japan..

do a search theres info on here somewhere..

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Re: Orville made in Korea

Post by Innadaze » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:42 am

Koubayashi wrote:
Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?
Why do you ask?
Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.

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Post by Koubayashi » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am

villager wrote:the general consensus is no.. they were all made in Japan..

do a search theres info on here somewhere..
That is my thought on it as well.

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Re: Orville made in Korea

Post by Koubayashi » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am

Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:
Innadaze wrote:
Koubayashi wrote:Are there actually any Orvilles made in Korea?
Any trustworthy sources?
Why do you ask?
Just came across a person who claims some Orvilles were made in Korea.

Orville or Orville by Gibson?
As the headline says: Orville.

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Post by Sigmania » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:44 pm

What is the serial number?

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Post by Johny642000 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:23 am

As far as I know they were all MIJ.

I do remember reading an article stating that some people mistakenly thought that Orvilles with the serial number beginning with K claimed that they were Korean made where in fact K in the serial number denotes Terada made Orvilles and ObGs...

This might be where the confusion stems from...
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Post by Koubayashi » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:28 am

Sigmania wrote:What is the serial number?
It has none since the sticker has been removed.

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Post by Koubayashi » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:32 am

Johny642000 wrote:As far as I know they were all MIJ.

I do remember reading an article stating that some people mistakenly thought that Orvilles with the serial number beginning with K claimed that they were Korean made where in fact K in the serial number denotes Terada made Orvilles and ObGs...

This might be where the confusion stems from...
Yeah, I have read that article as well.
However, I have never seen a K-Orville that doesn't have Terada traits.

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 am

It has none since the sticker has been removed.
Sticker? Is it a hollowbody?

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Post by Koubayashi » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:37 am

Sigmania wrote:
It has none since the sticker has been removed.
Sticker? Is it a hollowbody?
No, Terada made LPs and SGs from Terada sometimes have a sticker with a serial number instead of having the serial inked onto the headstock

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Post by Sigmania » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:04 am

"The lower priced (K) Orville guitars which were priced at 75,000 Yen and below were not given serial numbers by Terada. Serial numbers are not always essential when only one guitar factory is making all of the guitars, as the distributor (Yamano Gakki) knows exactly which guitar factory made the guitar even when the guitar has no identifiable guitar factory serial number. As Terada were the only guitar factory making all of the Orville guitars between 1989 and 1993, they did not need to serialize the (K) Orville guitars which were made more for the first time or intermediate player market."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orville_by_Gibson

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Post by SemiHollowCarrot » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:37 pm

All Orvilles made in Japan. K Sticker Orvilles are the lowest end, but still CIJ.

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