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#20 ObyG LPS-FM

Orville By Gibson LPS-FM (1991) with 2piece solid flamemaple top
by Gibson Japan

in a good condition
now upgraded with Bareknucle PG-Blues pickups
+ new CTS-pots and Luxe Bumblebee capasitors
+ shrunken/aged Fake58 Kluson tuners
+ faber kit, incl. aged aluminium tailpiece and bridge (brass saddles)

10 comments

  1. Hi there
    just wondering what this obg is worth. And how would you compare it with an epiphone elitist?

    cheers
    fredrik


    • hi fredrik, i think my elitist LP and this LP are very close each other what comes to the weight, neck profile, resonance and playability…
      but somehow i feel like that my old ObG has a little more mojo on whole range (due to thin nitro lacquer finish or older wood?) and is a little more comfortable for me overall…real blues beast with those PGs!
      value of this LP is somewhere over a grand … at least, lol


  2. Hi- traded last week- have a nice, orville ( no made by g…) , cherry single cut junior, ink # starts w/ 4, approx-1988-1998 period, killer guitar, sounds/plays fabulous. have no idea how many, how much its worth ar anything. have seen a few but not exactly- they were made by …, on headstock. this cherry is more red , and prety- A+ fit and finish also. any help would be appreciated.-love this thing.. suspect it is a not for export model. thx,-john.


    • Hi John,
      I think your Orville LP Junior SC is a 1994-model. I bought a 1995 LP Junior double cut cherry by Orville, serial-# starts with ‘5’. Very deep cherry color too. Changed pots & caps and added a Faber alu-Stoptail: PERFECT!I posted the guitar here:
      http://www.tokaiforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=13201


  3. Hi,

    I’ve found an alleged LPS-FM for sale online and wanted to ask a few questions.

    The one I am looking at has fret-edge binding/nibs, while yours appears not to have. Is it the case that nibs came as factory standard and yours has had a refret at some point, or was it always like that?

    Also, how many pieces is the back on yours made of, and what sort of tenon is it sporting?

    Thanks,
    Andy


    • Hi Andy, the bindings/nibs were factory standard on
      LPS-57C, LPS-59R and SG-61R (reissue models) between
      the late ’92 and early ’95 and i think some other “higher grade”
      models like special orders or some special limited runs from
      that same era got those nibs too…

      The model I have has a G111-serial (1991-11 Terada)
      so it’s kind of pre LPS-FM model (I think LPS-FM models were
      first launched on 1991 or 1992?) with two piece back and
      a “medium long” tenon. Terada G, J and K serial guitars featured
      a different mixture of medium, medium long and long tenon neck joints.

      btw. don’t know if it has beens re-fretted in some point,
      but there’s a very small nibs (nicely finished with the file) on both
      ends of the frets, so this could mean that it was re-fretted,
      idunno…

      thanks for asking…


  4. Please sell me all your Orville’s 🙂 They’re beautiful!!!

    Thx.


  5. Hi

    I’ve been trying to work out a way to contact you and this seems to be the only one.

    I have lustered after this solid topped ObG for almost 2 years and would like to make you a serious offer on it to take it off your hands.
    I would happy to purchase it without the Bareknuckle pickups as I have a pair of my own to put in.

    Please get back to me by email: brian.mageel@gmail.com


  6. hi there
    really interested in making a serious offer on this LPS-FM Orville.
    please get back to me at brian.mageel@gmail.com

    Many thanks
    Andy


  7. OMG, is that on sell? 🙂



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