Quick thoughts on Orville

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  1. theroan

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    I have a CIJ 72 Custom Tele that I've upgraded in every possible way. But I'm looking for an LP to play heavier stuff so I thought I'd trade out the Tele.

    I put an ad on CL and Kijiji to sell or trade for Les Paul studio. A guy has come back offering an MIJ Orville. A mental check tells me they're pretty well regarded but I thought I'd throw it out there.

    Should I do it?
     
  2. mad dog

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    One of my long time regrets is selling an Orville LP Special. Such a good guitar. I have no idea if all their LP types were equally good. Mine was made in Fujigen. Light, responsive, thin poly finish. Based on that one experience, I'm curious to try more Orvilles.
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  3. fezz parka

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    Best LP Junior I ever had was an Orville.
     
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    excellent guitars
     
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    It's an LPS-75 btw
     
  7. rubbersoul

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    I can assure you that mad dog is right...because I own the guitar he is talking about. My Orville LP Special is pretty much my best guitar. Wonderful, wonderful workmanship.
     
  8. Stonesy

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    The ones with a K serial might be on the inferior side.
    The #s were on a sticker, so a no serial is a K series. Not from Korea though.
    Different wood and awful electronics & hardware.
    Be aware of that.
     
  9. theroan

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    Doing the deal tomorrow. I'll the K serial in mind.
     
  10. bloc

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    MIJ Orville/Burny/Greco all rule soooooo hard
     
  11. theroan

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    Picked up the guitar. I'm honestly blown away by how good it is. It has some Dimarzios in it. But I don't know what kind but they sound awesome.

    I would have been content to trade for a LP Studio and this kills a Studio, easily.
     
  12. g-mane

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    Congrats, now let see some pix!
    I've had my Orville Custom (one of the few with ebony board) for 10 years, and it still knocks me out.
     
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    Here it is with my Les Paul Classic Antique.

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  15. g-mane

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    That's a nice pair. :aok
     
  16. Stonesy

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    Looks like a Fujigen.
    Fujigens have no letters in the serial #.
    Nice score!
     
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    I had to sell my Orville junior a few years ago and still regret it
    I dont think Ill ever get a Junior that good again

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    Yes, it has no letter in the serial.
     
  19. Stonesy

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    Then Fujigen it is.
    I have three from different eras, brands & grades.
    They beat out my Gibsons by a long shot.
     
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    The crazy thing is that it still has the junky Japanese pots in it. I thought for sure the previous owner had done upgrades, but no. I'm afraid to do, what would be in my mind, upgrades because I like how it sounds so much right now.
     

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