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K Orville Les Paul and SG Models (Terada)

1989/1990: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-65, LPC-65) 65,000 Yen
1989/1990: SG (SG-60) 60,000 Yen
1990/1991: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-75, LPC-75) 75,000 Yen
1990/1991: SG (SG-65) 65,000 Yen
1990/1991: Les Paul Junior (LPJ-70, LPJ-D70) 70,000 Yen
1990/1991: Melody maker (MM-65) 65,000 Yen. The Melody Makers end before 1992.
1993: 1993 is the last year for the K Orvilles.

Also the Terada G letter serial Orville EB-3 bass from 1989/1990-1993 sold for 96,000 Yen in 1992.

Ink Stamped Orville Les Paul and SG Models (mostly FujiGen no letter serial Orvilles between 1993-1998 with the occasional Terada J letter serial Orville between 1995-1998)

1993: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-75, LPC-75) 75,000 Yen
1993: SG (SG-65) 65,000 Yen
1993: Les Paul Junior (LPJ-65, LPJ-D65) 65,000 Yen
1993/1994: Les Paul Standard Photo Flame (LPS-80F, LPS-80QF) 80,000 Yen
1993/1994: Les Paul Special (LPSP-70) 70,000 Yen

1993-1998: Also there were other models added to the models above in various years like a Les Paul Custom with a Ebony Fingerboard (LPC-85) 85,000 Yen (10,000 Yen more than the LPC-75 due to the Ebony fingerboard) and other Artist models like the Joe Perry Les Paul Studio (LPS-JP) 85,000 Yen and the John Sykes Les Paul Custom (LPC-JS) 85,000 Yen.
Also the Orville Terada J serial ES-335 from 1995-1998 was 85,000 Yen.
Most of the Orville ES-335's were made by Terada with a J serial from 1995-1998.
Also the FujiGen no letter serial Orville EB-3 bass sold for 96,000 Yen from 1993-1998.

Notice that from 1990-1998 the Orville LPS-75 and LPC-75 and SG-65 were the same price no matter who was making them (Terada or Fujigen) but the Terada K Orville LPJ-70 was 5,000 Yen more than the Fujigen ink stamped LPJ-65 Orville.

Orville by Gibson Les Paul and SG Models (Terada G letter serial)

In 1988 the Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standards and Customs were 93,000 Yen and in 1990 they were 95,000 Yen and in 1992 they were 110,000 Yen.
In 1988 the Orville by Gibson SG was 82,000 Yen and in 1992 it was 93,000 Yen.
In 1988 the Orville by Gibson Les Paul Junior was 72,000 Yen.
Compare this to the 1990 K Orville Les Paul Junior which was 70,000 Yen.
The Orville by Gibson 3 pickup Les Paul custom was 115,000 Yen in 1990 and 125,000 Yen in 1992.
From 1988-late 1992 all of the Orville by Gibsons are made by Terada and have a G serial and from late 1992-1995 most were made by FujiGen with no letter serials but some were made by Terada with a G serial.
In 1992 the Orville by Gibson LPS-QM Quilted Maple was 228,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson LPS-FM Flame Maple was 198,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson LPS-Q Laminated Quilted Maple and LPS-T Tiger Maple were 125,000 Yen.
In 1993 the Orville by Gibson 59 reissue LPS-59R was 125,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson 57 reissue LPS-57C was 110,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson 57 reissue LPC-57B was 110,000 Yen. A lot of the LPS-59R, LPS-57C, LPC-57B guitars were made by FujiGen with no letter serials from late 1992-1995 but some were made by Terada with a G serial.
Also the Orville by Gibson Terada G serial ES-335 was 98,000 Yen in 1988 and in 1992 was 110,000 Yen.
Most of the Orville by Gibson ES-335's were made by Terada with a G serial from 1988-1995 but there were some Fujigen made Orville by Gibson ES-335's as well, especially from 1995.

Orville by Gibson 1997 and 1992 catalogues. The K Orville LPs and SGs are in the 1992 Orville by Gibson catalogue and the 1997 catalogue is Orvilles only because the OBGs stopped in 1995

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Retail Release History

1988-1995: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars.

1989-1993: Terada K serial number Orville guitars with Yamano Gakki (K) serial number stickers.

(Late)1992-1995: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars.

1993-1998: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville guitars.

1995-1998: Terada J letter serial number Orville guitars.

1991-1993: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson Acoustic guitars. Terada AG serial number, A = Acoustic.


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Serial Number Format: 1988-1989.

From 1988 to 1989 a YYPPPP serial number format was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars.

YY is the production year, 88=1988, 89=1989.
PPPP is the production number.
For example G887013 is dated 1988 and was made by Terada.

Serial Number Format: 1989-1998.

Starting in 1989 a new serial number format of YMMPPP was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars.

Y is the production year, 0=1990, 1=1991 etc.
MM is the production month.
PPP is the production number.
For example G206135 is dated June 1992 and was made by Terada, J603523 is dated March 1996 and was made by Terada, 411264 is dated November 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen. This format was also used for the ink stamped serial number Orville guitars from 1993 to 1998.

Reissue Serial Number Format: Late 1992-1995.

The Orville by Gibson 1957 and 1959 Les Paul reissue models (LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R) and the Orville by Gibson 1961 SG reissue model (SG-61R) had two different serial number formats.

The first reissue serial number format was a YMMPPP format.

Y is the production year, 3=1993, 4=1994 etc.
MM is the production month.
PPP is the production number.
The second reissue serial number format was a YPPPP format.

Y is the production year, 3=1993, 4=1994 etc.
PPPP is the production number.
For example G3 6942 is dated 1993 and was made by Terada, 4 7345 is dated 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen, G306385 is dated June 1993 and was made by Terada, 412562 is dated December 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen.

The YPPPP Orville by Gibson reissue serial number format is the same format as the Gibson reissue serial number format. The reissue year is in the model number (LPS-57C = 1957) and the 1957 and 1959 Les Paul and 1961 SG reissue models were made from late 1992-1995 with some guitars having limited production runs.

K Serial Number Format: 1989-1993.

The Yamano Gakki K Orville serial number format is K 0YPPPP. The shortened K Orville serial number format is YPPPP, with the K letter and the first 0 having no year or date information.

Y=year with 9=1989, 0=1990, 1=1991 etc.
PPPP is the production number.
For example a K Orville serial number such as K 015113 = 1 5113 = 1991 and 5113 = the production number.
 

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K Orville Les Paul and SG Models (Terada)

1989/1990: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-65, LPC-65) 65,000 Yen
1989/1990: SG (SG-60) 60,000 Yen
1990/1991: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-75, LPC-75) 75,000 Yen
1990/1991: SG (SG-65) 65,000 Yen
1990/1991: Les Paul Junior (LPJ-70, LPJ-D70) 70,000 Yen
1990/1991: Melody maker (MM-65) 65,000 Yen. The Melody Makers end before 1992.
1993: 1993 is the last year for the K Orvilles.

Also the Terada G letter serial Orville EB-3 bass from 1989/1990-1993 sold for 96,000 Yen in 1992.

Ink Stamped Orville Les Paul and SG Models (mostly FujiGen no letter serial Orvilles between 1993-1998 with the occasional Terada J letter serial Orville between 1995-1998)

1993: Les Paul Standard and Custom (LPS-75, LPC-75) 75,000 Yen
1993: SG (SG-65) 65,000 Yen
1993: Les Paul Junior (LPJ-65, LPJ-D65) 65,000 Yen
1993/1994: Les Paul Standard Photo Flame (LPS-80F, LPS-80QF) 80,000 Yen
1993/1994: Les Paul Special (LPSP-70) 70,000 Yen

1993-1998: Also there were other models added to the models above in various years like a Les Paul Custom with a Ebony Fingerboard (LPC-85) 85,000 Yen (10,000 Yen more than the LPC-75 due to the Ebony fingerboard) and other Artist models like the Joe Perry Les Paul Studio (LPS-JP) 85,000 Yen and the John Sykes Les Paul Custom (LPC-JS) 85,000 Yen.
Also the Orville Terada J serial ES-335 from 1995-1998 was 85,000 Yen.
Most of the Orville ES-335's were made by Terada with a J serial from 1995-1998.
Also the FujiGen no letter serial Orville EB-3 bass sold for 96,000 Yen from 1993-1998.

Notice that from 1990-1998 the Orville LPS-75 and LPC-75 and SG-65 were the same price no matter who was making them (Terada or Fujigen) but the Terada K Orville LPJ-70 was 5,000 Yen more than the Fujigen ink stamped LPJ-65 Orville.

Orville by Gibson Les Paul and SG Models (Terada G letter serial)

In 1988 the Orville by Gibson Les Paul Standards and Customs were 93,000 Yen and in 1990 they were 95,000 Yen and in 1992 they were 110,000 Yen.
In 1988 the Orville by Gibson SG was 82,000 Yen and in 1992 it was 93,000 Yen.
In 1988 the Orville by Gibson Les Paul Junior was 72,000 Yen.
Compare this to the 1990 K Orville Les Paul Junior which was 70,000 Yen.
The Orville by Gibson 3 pickup Les Paul custom was 115,000 Yen in 1990 and 125,000 Yen in 1992.
From 1988-late 1992 all of the Orville by Gibsons are made by Terada and have a G serial and from late 1992-1995 most were made by FujiGen with no letter serials but some were made by Terada with a G serial.
In 1992 the Orville by Gibson LPS-QM Quilted Maple was 228,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson LPS-FM Flame Maple was 198,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson LPS-Q Laminated Quilted Maple and LPS-T Tiger Maple were 125,000 Yen.
In 1993 the Orville by Gibson 59 reissue LPS-59R was 125,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson 57 reissue LPS-57C was 110,000 Yen and the Orville by Gibson 57 reissue LPC-57B was 110,000 Yen. A lot of the LPS-59R, LPS-57C, LPC-57B guitars were made by FujiGen with no letter serials from late 1992-1995 but some were made by Terada with a G serial.
Also the Orville by Gibson Terada G serial ES-335 was 98,000 Yen in 1988 and in 1992 was 110,000 Yen.
Most of the Orville by Gibson ES-335's were made by Terada with a G serial from 1988-1995 but there were some Fujigen made Orville by Gibson ES-335's as well, especially from 1995.

Orville by Gibson 1997 and 1992 catalogues. The K Orville LPs and SGs are in the 1992 Orville by Gibson catalogue and the 1997 catalogue is Orvilles only because the OBGs stopped in 1995

---------------------

Retail Release History

1988-1995: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars.

1989-1993: Terada K serial number Orville guitars with Yamano Gakki (K) serial number stickers.

(Late)1992-1995: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville by Gibson guitars.

1993-1998: Fuji-Gen no letter serial number Orville guitars.

1995-1998: Terada J letter serial number Orville guitars.

1991-1993: Terada G letter serial number Orville by Gibson Acoustic guitars. Terada AG serial number, A = Acoustic.


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Serial Number Format: 1988-1989.

From 1988 to 1989 a YYPPPP serial number format was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars.

YY is the production year, 88=1988, 89=1989.
PPPP is the production number.
For example G887013 is dated 1988 and was made by Terada.

Serial Number Format: 1989-1998.

Starting in 1989 a new serial number format of YMMPPP was used for the Orville by Gibson guitars and Orville SG bass EB-3 guitars.

Y is the production year, 0=1990, 1=1991 etc.
MM is the production month.
PPP is the production number.
For example G206135 is dated June 1992 and was made by Terada, J603523 is dated March 1996 and was made by Terada, 411264 is dated November 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen. This format was also used for the ink stamped serial number Orville guitars from 1993 to 1998.

Reissue Serial Number Format: Late 1992-1995.

The Orville by Gibson 1957 and 1959 Les Paul reissue models (LPS-57C, LPC-57B, LPS-59R) and the Orville by Gibson 1961 SG reissue model (SG-61R) had two different serial number formats.

The first reissue serial number format was a YMMPPP format.

Y is the production year, 3=1993, 4=1994 etc.
MM is the production month.
PPP is the production number.
The second reissue serial number format was a YPPPP format.

Y is the production year, 3=1993, 4=1994 etc.
PPPP is the production number.
For example G3 6942 is dated 1993 and was made by Terada, 4 7345 is dated 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen, G306385 is dated June 1993 and was made by Terada, 412562 is dated December 1994 and was made by Fuji-Gen.

The YPPPP Orville by Gibson reissue serial number format is the same format as the Gibson reissue serial number format. The reissue year is in the model number (LPS-57C = 1957) and the 1957 and 1959 Les Paul and 1961 SG reissue models were made from late 1992-1995 with some guitars having limited production runs.

K Serial Number Format: 1989-1993.

The Yamano Gakki K Orville serial number format is K 0YPPPP. The shortened K Orville serial number format is YPPPP, with the K letter and the first 0 having no year or date information.

Y=year with 9=1989, 0=1990, 1=1991 etc.
PPPP is the production number.
For example a K Orville serial number such as K 015113 = 1 5113 = 1991 and 5113 = the production number.
Hello, my acoustic guitar have a serial number: Y111311 and the model is EO-1
Do you have any idea what is the production year and factory place?
thank`s for your support!
 

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