Orville by gibson serial number

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I recently bought a 1995 Orville 59 les Paul remake. The serial number on it is 509032. I’m trying to figure out the pickups in it aswell as when it was built
 

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Is it an "Orville" ?
or
Is it an "Orville by Gibson" ?

Orville - japanese made pickups ( please replace )

Orville by Gibson has either Gibson 57 Classics or Bill Lawrence pickups
(my '88 ObG Custom has the Bill Lawrence pups)

Need to post pics please

Sept of '95 possibly
 

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Is it an "Orville" ?
or
Is it an "Orville by Gibson" ?

Orville - japanese made pickups ( please replace )

Orville by Gibson has either Gibson 57 Classics or Bill Lawrence pickups
(my '88 ObG Custom has the Bill Lawrence pups)

Need to post pics please

Sept of '95 possibly
It is suppose to be an ‘Orville by Gibson’. It is a 59 remake. It isn’t allowing me to post pictures. For some reason the files are too large
 

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It is suppose to be an ‘Orville by Gibson’.......
ok.......

What does headstock logo actually say ?? ( just a piece of the puzzle )
"Orville".........or........."Orville by Gibson"......

ObG.jpg
Orville only.jpg
 

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ya that's what he confirmed

I am assuming orig pups for this would be japanese productions....Gotoh maybe.

Some like them fine ....others not so much. ( can sound good in one LP and bad in another - all about matchup )

Some fine Orville's out there for sure....

Resize pics and Post please.....would love to see it
 

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The neck pickup sounds exactly like what I want, and after adjusting the bridge, it’s close but not exactly as clear as I want. That’s why I’m trying to figure out the pickups to figure out what I want to replace te bridge with
 

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So I’m guessing the pickups in it gotoh. With that being the case I may upgrade my bridge to a gibson 57 classic
 

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Loosen strings...pull out pickups.....flip over.....and you should know.....

....What Sue said...... Gorgeous top !!
 

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I didn’t think about that. I’ll defiantly do that. And thank you, the top is what caught my attention before I even knew it was a 59 reissue
 


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