Which Orville by G is this?

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  1. Jakatone

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    I have a 90 in tobacco, I think the price is high and the neck on mine is far from a 59 profile. Pretty slim, the pups should be Gibson Classic other than that I think the pots will be MIJ, it is said that these OBG's all have American wiring but this has not been my experience. Mine weighs about 8.5 lbs. I may be wrong of course, they were made in a couple of plants.

    I like mine but wish the neck was a little bigger. BTW, it is not a 59 R, it would have feb blank trc.
     
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    As above. 59R will have FEB / nibs and should be equipped with a ABR-1, not a Nashville bridge. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I was under the impression only the ones with nibs had nitro. Prices for Orvilles are getting ridiculous. They once seemed like great value but now 20-30 year old beaten up J/K serialed guitars are fetching close to / beyond $1000.
     
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    Ah, as I thought. So it's definitely not a 59 and the price is also blown up. Good thing these forums exist
     
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    If it were me, unless you're really set on getting an Orville by Gibson reissue, I'd honestly just buy a Tokai or up your budget a bit and get a nice Navigator. For an actual 59R, not the one in this thread, it'd probably be $1500-$2500, which would get you a fantastic vintage Tokai.
     
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    No nitro on those. I'm pretty sure it's an ObG LPS-T. Pickups should be correct, they did use those in the early days. Yeah, the price is high too.
     

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