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Max The Dog
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:25 am    Post subject: Orville LP Junior Date? Reply with quote

Can anyone help me please? I have been offered an Orville LP Junior but the seller doesn't know which year it was made. The serial # is 409032, also what sort of price would this guitar in average condition be worth? Any help would be very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

September 1994, made at the Fujigen factory. I've one of the earlier made Terada ObG DC's and love it. The plain Orville's have a thicker poly finish, cheaper pups and a solid finish rather than translucent compared to the earlier ObG's but should still be made to the high Fujigen quality.

Hard to say on price as I got mine from Japan for a song but I'd guess maybe 300-400 in the UK for one with no major issues or fret wear
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks LPjunior very helpful, much obliged.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:00 pm    Post subject: Orville Reply with quote

What kind of neck shape on fujigen juniors? Fat?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to say for sure as I'd seen lots of conflicting statements about the fuji neck sizes. The Terada's I've had would all be classed on the slim side I'd say whereas all the fuji Orvilles/MIJ Epi's have been slightly fatter but apart from my 57B, which is supposed to have a fat neck, none have been what I'd class as fat.

There' a thread on the Mylespaul forum other single cut section with a list of neck sizes. Considering they're CNC cut you'd have thought the individual factories would all be pretty standard as other than a little sanding it was all computurised cutting by then.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great thanks. I've got one coming to me. Fujigen 1997. I'll post neck measurements
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one, be sure to post a load of pics. I've always wanted a Fuji DC junior to compare to my Terada ObG DC. From what I've seen on the net it's always the single cut juniors that have the thicker necks rather than the DC ones which seems to be in general described as slim.

http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/other-single-cuts/157844-made-japan-neck-profiles.html

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a 1982 Fujigen made Greco Super Real DC I used to own. 1st fret neck thickness .853", 12th fret .984". I am an idiot for selling it as these are rarer than rare. Not only that, it was a great player.



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received the 1997 Orville Les Paul Junior single cut - 1st fret: .851", 11th fret: .992" Feels good. Pics to come.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of neck shape on fujigen juniors? Fat?
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