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Post by sneakyjapan » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:14 am

you sure you`re fed up with Orvilles?

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Post by japanstrat » Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:52 am

Ha Ha!

Well unless I find something astounding I won't make anymore posts.

Well I'll try not to.

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orville by gibson history

Post by Ibnose » Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:29 pm

If you google "orville by gibson" on wikipedia, you'll find a good , basic history explaining "K" and"G" series LPs and others. Its worth a look for some clarity.
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Post by 20 century boy » Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:15 pm

I think japanstrat wrote it.
:wink:
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Post by japanstrat » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:46 am

Well I didn't write most of it but I have added bits to it.
I've got a few more bits to add to it from speaking to Jim Donahue the former Ibanez R&D guy who used to visit the japanese factories around the time of the Orvilles.

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Post by orvilleowner » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:42 am

Thanks for all of your research on the K Orvilles.
Except for the uncertainty about the manufacturers, I gotta believe it.

For the simple reason that we don't see 1989 through 1992 inked serial number Orvilles (except for those few expensive SG basses probably FGG made). The plausible decifering of the year in the K serial numbers backs up the theory that the early 1989-1992 Orvilles had K stickered serial numbers.

Once the INTERNET has accepted something as FACT (in this case that K stickered Orvilles were made in Korea in 1996), it's awfully hard to debunk.

I said it here before I believe, that when I started doing some research on Orville by Gibsons back in 1998, I read on one web site (now long gone or impossible to find: a needle in a haystack) that early guitars had serial numbers on stickers, but then eventually got inked on. In 1998, when you searched on "Orville by Gibson," you got very few hits and most of them were on Japanese sites -- personal websites of guys who owned ObGs. And there was no mention of Korea.

Again, thanks.

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Post by japanstrat » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:00 pm

Thanks.
I'd like to thank you as well for all the serials and other info you had collected before I was aware the K Orvilles existed.
It's only because I bought an Orville SG with no serial number on it that I got into it in the first place.
Next time I'm buying an ink stamped Orville Heh! Heh!.
No just kidding, I would buy any K Orville that I could.
They are usually a lot cheaper and my SG sounds great.
I think the SG-60 from the 1989 Orville catalogue is proof that the K Orvilles are from that time no matter what I say about serial numbers.
The SG-60 is in the 1989 catalogue but not in the 1993 catalogue and is the lowest priced Orville SG (60000 yen) out of the 1989 1993 1997 catalogues so it has to be a K Orville.
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Post by japanstrat » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:56 am

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Post by japanstrat » Sat Feb 10, 2007 12:35 am

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Post by japanstrat » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:48 pm

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Post by sneakyjapan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 3:07 am

ever get the feeling you`re talking to yourself?
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Post by japanstrat » Sun Feb 11, 2007 5:14 am

I have better conversations when I talk to myself.

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Post by togps » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:19 am

sneakyjapan wrote:ever get the feeling you`re talking to yourself?
?? :o


@japanstrat I like your postings. Well done!!

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Post by 20 century boy » Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:21 am

yup, interesting theory.
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Post by sneakyjapan » Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:19 am

togps wrote:
sneakyjapan wrote:ever get the feeling you`re talking to yourself?
?? :o


@japanstrat I like your postings. Well done!!
relax...I was kidding.
you mean you`ve never talked to yourself? and I was feelin` a bit sorry `cause he writes all this stuff and nobody replies.

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