Orville and Orville By Gibson

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Which is crazy, & there was just this brown Orville fixer upper that I didn’t bid on as I thought it would go over $500. Went for $332.00.

Shoulda, coulda, woulda...
 

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I missed this morning on a Matsu Epi. I kept shooting & shooting and still didn’t get it!
 

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That went for more than I expected. It had a nice finish.
 

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According to ace guitar repairman Dan Erlewine a guitar can be refretted and the nibs saved, without removing the binding. He doesn't go into the process, but he does state that you'd better be sitting down when the luthier gives you his quote on the job. I once refretted a guitar with nibs. It was a pawn shop LP copy and I didn't try to save the nibs. After I pulled the old frets I sanded the nibs down level with the binding and notched the frets so the ends laid out over the binding. The neck felt wider and more comfortable, and there was less chance of pulling the high E off the edge of the fretboard. If it was a '59 Sunburst I would have tried to save the nibs, but on a bolt-on "Halifax Custom ," why bother?
 

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No....

ORVILLE Les paul model Operation confirmed | Jauce Shopping Service | Yahoo Japan Auctions. EBay Japan

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I never try to save the nibs on a refret.

Once I'm set up for finishing I'll consider it if the guitar has a nitro finish, but on poly you'd have a witness line on the binding replacement (or peeling it back).
 

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Looks like someone has gone to the trouble of actually playing that one for several decades...
 

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Just joined the forum and I found this thread, so I decided to share some pictures of my K serial no. Orville LPS-75 (1991) :)

It seems to have a 3-piece maple top and 4-piece back. Also, a neck heel cap (Which I read that Terada usually has this) and short/trans neck tenon? But I've gotta say, the guitar plays well and feels good in my hands.

Has a '60s C-shaped neck profile, which was rather surprising! But I am totally loving it, even though I was a little disappointed by the construction specifications haha
 

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