FS Orville ES-335 Dot 1997 Tobacco Burst Made in Japan

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  1. dle189

    dle189 Silver Supporting Member

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    Orville ES-335 Dot 1997 Tobacco Burst $900 shipped

    Just a quick note for those unfamiliar with Orville. Orville was a Gibson-owned company that made guitars for the Japanese domestic market. They made very high quality guitars, all having features that were more vintage-correct than their U.S.-made counterparts of the same era. For example, all Orville guitars have long neck tenons.

    Made in the Terada factory. Fit and finish is really nice. Very good shape, with a ding in the finish on the neck (pictured), and a ding on the back of the headstock. The logo on the headstock is a little cloudy. Thinner 60's style neck. Frets show minor wear. 8 pounds 3 ounces on my digital scale. Appears to be all original. Ships in unoriginal hardshell case.

    Sorry for the bad pics, the sun is hibernating around here!

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    Wigging Izzout Supporting Member

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  3. Joshlespaul1952

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    Beautiful. Good price, at that; it’d make a fantastic addition to my cherry Orville. Sadly, I’m looking for block inlays, but good luck with the sale, regardless! Whoever buys this will not be disappointed.

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    Nice guitar! Are these poly finished?
     
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  5. dle189

    dle189 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks, only trades I am looking for is towareds an LP replica.

    Yep Orville models are poly finished, some "Orville by Gibson" models are nitro finished.
     

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