Orville by Gibson … do they have nibs?

pillbug

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Looking at listing this from Japan, I think it’s a 1991.
should they have nibs?

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I thought it was just the reissues. I thought they were made from 1992 to 1995, but I'm sure if that is in incorrect someone will be along to tell you.
 

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As mentioned, certain models over a particular period had FEB. My 1993 OBG LPS-59R has FEB. These write ups might shed some light on it:


 
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In general no they do not have nibs.

I have seen a ton of Orvilles here in Japan and none of them have nibs - but you never know, they may be some oddities out there (but they would be an oddities if you do come across one).

My Fujigen Epiphone SG is from a short lived line from 1999 - 2000 (for the Japanese market only) where left over Orville stock was relabeled 'Epiphone' and it does not have nibs.
 

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In general no they do not have nibs.

I have seen a ton of Orvilles here in Japan and none of them have nibs - but you never know, they may be some oddities out there (but they would be an oddities if you do come across one).

My Fujigen Epiphone SG is from a short lived line from 1999 - 2000 (for the Japanese market only) where left over Orville stock was relabeled 'Epiphone' and it does not have nibs.

Orville (no nibs) is different from Orville by Gibson (no nibs) is different from ObG Reissue models (nibs). It's dizzying.
 

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Orville by Gibson, yes - different build, even had some U.S hardware in those. Even in Japan 'Orville by Gibson' is rarer to find than straight up Orville guitars.

To confirm, Orville guitars = no nibs. Orville by Gibson = nibs

I saw an Orville by Gibson last month for just under 100,000 yen - and it did have nibs.

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Yes, that would be a 57C.

Orville by Gibson, yes - different build, even had some U.S hardware in those. Even in Japan 'Orville by Gibson' is rarer to find than straight up Orville guitars.

To confirm, Orville guitars = no nibs. Orville by Gibson = nibs

I saw an Orville by Gibson last month for just under 100,000 yen - and it did have nibs.

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On this site it is said, that Terada made LPs did not have nibs, Fujigen made LPs had them.
 

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On this site it is said, that Terada made LPs did not have nibs, Fujigen made LPs had them.
That link is featuring a non "reissue" line Les Paul with a special top, and it is only the so-called "reissue" models that have years in the model number (i.e. 57C, 59R) that have nibs.

I have in my possession a Terada LP with nibs and the Terada ES-175D with nibs. I used to have a Terada LP Custom with nibs but sold it (sometimes kick myself for that). The difference between the Terada and Fujigen binding is interesting, with Terada neck binding and nibs a bit thinner (like an old Gibson) and the Fujigen neck binding and nibs much thicker (like Custom Shop Gibsons up until a few years ago). Neither of course are have rolled edges.
 

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